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India: Police Tighten Restrictions in Kashmir After Pakistani Prime Minister's U.N. Speech

1 MIN READSep 28, 2019 | 20:16 GMT

What Happened: Authorities in Indian Kashmir tightened restrictions on people's movements on Sept. 28 to prevent possible protests following a speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Reuters reported.

Why It Matters: Muslim-majority Kashmir has long been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan. Speaking to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 27, Khan warned of a bloodbath once India lifts its restrictions in Kashmir, which have been in force since it revoked the region's limited autonomy in August, imposed a military curfew and reportedly detained thousands of people.

Background: India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir. Both countries rule parts of the divided territory while claiming it in full.

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