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Jammu and Kashmir after Articles 370 and 35a: A look at what happened over the past three weeks
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Jammu and Kashmir after Articles 370 and 35a: A look at what happened over the past three weeks

Kashmir, being the tense, conflict-induced zone that it is today, witnessed a series of events that unfolded over the past three weeks. Here is a timeline of all those events, right from the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.

Kashmir's Pulwama and Shopian tense despite thin troop presence; arrests of several youths spark public anger
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Kashmir's Pulwama and Shopian tense despite thin troop presence; arrests of several youths spark public anger

The town of Pulwama remained shut, and security forces were seen patrolling on the main roads.

Kashmir after Article 370: Death of a civilian, detention of youths fuel fear and loathing in Valley
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Kashmir after Article 370: Death of a civilian, detention of youths fuel fear and loathing in Valley

The Valley has remained under lockdown with both cellphones and landlines blocked and internet access suspended.

Centre dismisses Kashmir protests after Article 370 as 'stray incidents' but rising number of pellet injuries tells a different tale
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Centre dismisses Kashmir protests after Article 370 as 'stray incidents' but rising number of pellet injuries tells a different tale

Twenty year old, Suhail Basheer Mir, has been left with a blurred vision after he was hit by a volley of pellets fired by the government forces in Rainwari area of Srinagar last Friday during a demonstration against the revocation of Article 370

Amid communication blackout in J&K, Srinagar residents queue up at deputy commissioner's office to call loved ones; most conversations end in tears
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Amid communication blackout in J&K, Srinagar residents queue up at deputy commissioner's office to call loved ones; most conversations end in tears

Speaking about the communications blackout in Kashmir, a government official said, 'If the trade-off is between inconvenience and loss of life, what should we choose?'