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Pakistan: Protesters in Karachi condemn India's decision to strip Kashmir of special status01:18

Pakistan: Protesters in Karachi condemn India's decision to strip Kashmir of special status

Pakistan, Karachi
August 9, 2019 at 16:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters rallied in Karachi, the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh, on Friday, to condemn India's recent decision to revoke the special autonomous status of the Jammu and Kashmir state.

Footage shows protesters burning effigies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and carrying signs demanding the release of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who advocated for the separation of Kashmir from both India and Pakistan, and who is currently imprisoned in India.

On Monday, August 5, an Indian presidential decree revoked Article 370 of India's constitution which guaranteed substantial autonomy for the territory. The document banned Indians from outside the state from taking up local government jobs, buying land and permanently settling there.

The move provoked strong reactions in Pakistan, leading Islamabad's authorities to announce they would cut bilateral trade with India and expel the Indian ambassador.

Pakistan: Protesters in Karachi condemn India's decision to strip Kashmir of special status01:18
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Protesters rallied in Karachi, the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh, on Friday, to condemn India's recent decision to revoke the special autonomous status of the Jammu and Kashmir state.

Footage shows protesters burning effigies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and carrying signs demanding the release of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who advocated for the separation of Kashmir from both India and Pakistan, and who is currently imprisoned in India.

On Monday, August 5, an Indian presidential decree revoked Article 370 of India's constitution which guaranteed substantial autonomy for the territory. The document banned Indians from outside the state from taking up local government jobs, buying land and permanently settling there.

The move provoked strong reactions in Pakistan, leading Islamabad's authorities to announce they would cut bilateral trade with India and expel the Indian ambassador.

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