Amnesty International warns India over Occupied Kashmir unrest

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Amnesty International warns India over Occupied Kashmir unrest

NEW DELHI: Amnesty International warns India over Occupied Kashmir unrest after its decision to revoke the status of Occupied Kashmir.

Amnesty International has cautioned India that its decision to change the status of the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir would pave way for an increase in violence.

The constitutional change announ­ced by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday withdraws special rights conferred on residents of India-held Kashmir, including a provision that prevents outsiders from buying property there. It also means that college places and state government jobs may no longer be reserved for permanent residents.

In a statement, Amnesty International India said the move could “cause unrest and widen scale [of] protests” in the disputed region.