For more than two months, the Indian government has managed to largely cut off Jammu and Kashmir's 8 million people from the outside world.
Phone and internet links were cut and the local press silenced. The move followed an Aug. 5 decision by India’s Hindu nationalist government to strip the Himalayan region of some of its autonomy.
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look inside Kashmir's communications blackout and and the way the current crisis is both escalating tensions with Pakistan and altering the region's politics.
Joining the program:
- Toufiq Rashid, freelance journalist
- Niha Masih, India correspondent, Washington Post
- Irfan Nooruddin, director of the South Asia Center, The Atlantic Council
- Umar Karim, research fellow, Royal United Services Institute
Assistant producers: Charles Dranginis, Samantha Waigand
Supervising producer: Trevor Hook
Visual editor: Kyle McCubbin