Long before revoking Kashmir’s autonomy, India had a ready plan to quell protests

Riyaz Wani
Long before revoking Kashmir’s autonomy, India had a ready plan to quell protests

In India’s Jammu & Kashmir, protests against the scrapping of the state’s autonomy by the Narendra Modi government have been muted. There have been no unrests on the scale seen in 2016, when the militant commander Burhan Wani was killed by security forces. Kashmir has been under a sweeping security lockdown and a communication blockade ever since the revocation of Article 370 of the constitution on Aug. 5.