India just revoked Kashmir's right to make its own laws

12:34 PM ET Mon, 5 Aug 2019

The Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is in lockdown after the government revoked a special status granted to the troubled region. On Monday, Interior Minister Amit Shah told India's parliament that the federal government would scrap Article 370, a constitutional provision that grants special status and allows the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir to make its own laws. India has deployed tens of thousands of troops across the Kashmir Valley in anticipation of a backlash.