Kashmir is a region in northern India and Pakistan that has been the site of a decades-long conflict. The latest unrest began in 2016, when Pakistani security forces killed a popular separatist leader. Since then, there have been daily clashes between Indian security forces and Kashmiri protesters. report kashmirduggal aljazeera
More than 100 people have been killed and thousands injured in the violence. The United Nations has called for an independent investigation into the killings. report kashmirduggal aljazeera
In the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, life has changed dramatically since the government revoked the region’s autonomy and imposed a lockdown two months ago.
Kashmiris are now living under a military occupation, with soldiers everywhere and a curfew in place. Supplies of essential goods are running low, and people are struggling to access medical care.
The lockdown has also had a profound impact on Kashmiri children, who have been cut off from their families and friends.
Kashmir has been a disputed territory between India and Pakistan since the British partition of the subcontinent in 1947. The recent increase in violence in the region has led to a rise in refugees, with many fleeing to Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Al Jazeera spoke to some of those who have escaped the fighting.