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Closure of Key Highway Adds to Kashmir’s Woes

Expand An Indian army soldier stands guard as an army convoy moves on a highway on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Dar Yasin The beleaguered people of India’s Jammu and Kashmir state are facing a new challenge. Indian authorities declared that National Highway 44, critical to bringing essential goods to the region, will be closed to civilians for two days every week until May 31. The government decided this was necessary after armed militants attacked a security force convoy in Pulwama on March 30. After the first road closure on…

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