Indian lockdown upends Kashmir children's lives  - IAMC
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Indian lockdown upends Kashmir children’s lives 

As India-controlled Kashmir reels under an unprecedented lockdown, children remain the most affected. The crisis has upended the education of millions of children in the disputed Himalayan region, and many have been caught up in street violence.

Frustration, anger and fear have been growing in Kashmir since Aug. 5, when the Hindu nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a curfew and a communications blackout.…

Although some restrictions have been eased in the main city of Srinagar, schools in the region remain closed. The authorities encouraged students to return to school but parents have largely been unwilling to send their children back because of the restrictions that remain in place.… Reports from the region also suggest that children – some as young as 14 – have been injured in actions by government forces.…