Kashmir: Indian regime clamps down after separatist leader’s death

Source: Washington Post

“Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a leader of Kashmir’s separatist movement who vexed the New Delhi government for decades with his uncompromising politics, died Wednesday night, prompting Indian authorities to deploy troops around the restive region and cut Internet access. Geelani, who had been struggling with kidney disease and dementia, died at his home in Srinagar, where he had been under house arrest for years, said his son Naseem Geelani and Syed Omar, a family caretaker. He was 91. … The sensitivity around Geelani’s death reflects the enduring tensions in Indian-administered Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region that has bristled under New Delhi’s rule and lies at the heart of the explosive territorial dispute between India and Pakistan that has been unresolved since the 1947 Partition of India.” (09/02/21)