5 Aug 2019

Pakistan accuses India of ‘playing dangerous game’ after Kashmir’s special status revoked

International Editor

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dramatically upped the tension over the disputed state of Kashmir by scrapping its special status in the Indian constitution.

Opposition politicians have been arrested, thousands of troops have been deployed and internet and phone services cut off.

Pakistan accused India of “playing a dangerous game”, while the state’s former chief minister said it marked “the darkest day in Indian democracy”.