India has covered Kashmir’s main city with a complicated maze of barbed wire that cuts through neighborhoods and regularly changes layout to control its population as part of its crackdown in the region.
India’s parliament last week voted to cancel two articles in its constitution that guaranteed the state of Jammu and Kashmir’s right to make its own laws and prevent outsiders from buying property in the region.
The wire is accompanied with a curfew and an internet and phone blackout as well as armed police, steel barricades, drones, and helicopters.
One expert said the maze is designed to “psychologically break people and teach them that they’re not in control of their own bodies.” while Pakistan, which also claims Kashmir, accused India of “ethic cleansing.”
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India is controlling people in Kashmir during its unprecedented lockdown by using barricades, armed police, and an elaborate maze of razor wire that changes configuration several times a day.
The state’s main city, Srinagar, has now been covered with a maze of razor wire and steel barricades with authorities changing the entrance and exit locations multiple times a day, leaving residents confused, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
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