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'Our identity has been robbed': life in Kashmir after a year of crisis

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

On 5 August 2019, India revoked the Muslim-majority territory's semi-autonomous status and began a devastating crackdown For the past year, Fayaz Tilgami's poetry has spoken of nothing but loss: a lost home, a lost language, a lost world. “We have lost our existence; it has been snatched from us,” said the 70-year-old Kashmiri poet, his voice heavy with sorrow. A year ago, on 5 August 2019, the Indian government, led by prime minister Narendra Modi, repealed article 370 of the Indian constitution. For almost 70 years, the provision had given the disputed, majority-Muslim state of Jammu and...
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