- Title: Anger in Srinagar spills over against Indiaâ€™s Kashmir move
- Date: 15th August 2019
- Summary: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (AUGUST 15, 2019) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WALKING / MOSQUE IN THE BACKGROUND MOSQUE VARIOUS OF BOYS MAKING MURAL WITH STONES ON A ROAD KASHMIRI MUSLIMS LOOKING ON (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) CARPENTER AND RESIDENT OF SOURA, ABDUL RASHID BHAT, SAYING: "Tell (Indian Prime Minister Narendra) Modi to first lift the curfew and then we'll see whether Article 370 remains or not." WOMEN WALKING, CLOSED SHOPS, STONES LYING ON THE ROAD GRAFFITI WRITTEN ON THE SHUTTER OF A SHOP, READING (English) "WE WANT FREEDOM." MEN SITTING NEXT TO A SHUTTER WITH GRAFFITI READING (English): "CHOTA PAKISTAN," "AZADI," AND "SAVE KASHMIR." (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) BUSINESSMAN FROM SOURA, SHABBIR AHMED, SAYING: "We want independence and we will take it, even if only one person remains in Kashmir, he/she should have freedom." KASHMIRI MUSLIM WOMEN LOOKING ON KASHMIRI PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) STUDENT FROM SOURA, MOHAMMAD IBRAHIM, SURROUNDED BY GROUP OF KASHMIRIS, SAYING: "We want our rights, we want our rights, our freedom. We want freedom. What do we want?" GROUP STANDING AROUND IBRAHIM: "Freedom!" KASHMIRI MUSLIMS CHANTING SLOGANS (English/Urdu): "We want freedom! What do we want? Freedom!"
- Embargoed: 29th August 2019 17:49
- Keywords: Srinagar Soura India Jammu and Kashmir Article 370 special status Narendra Modi New Delhi
- Location: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASBY4W7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Anger continued to mount in disputed Kashmir on Thursday (August 15) as the India-controlled Himalayan region remained under lockdown for an 11th straight day.
India's crackdown followed a decision to strip the mainly Muslim state of Jammu and Kashmir of the right to set some of its own laws, a move that has prompted sporadic protests in the past week.
Scores of people raised anti-India slogans following prayers in the neighbourhood of Soura, on the outskirts of the region's largest city, Srinagar.
"Tell Modi to first lift curfew and then we'll see whether Article 370 remains or not," said carpenter Abdul Rashid Bhat.
Virtually no independent information has emerged from anywhere in the Kashmir Valley except Srinagar over the past week.
More than 300 regional leaders and activists remain in various forms of detention.
(Production: Sunil Kataria, Ben Dangerfield)
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