People in #Indian-controlled #Kashmir voted in the village council #elections on Thursday, the first vote since the Indian government revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomous status in August.
But the elections are being boycotted by most political parties, including those whose leaders are now in makeshift jails or under house arrest.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has a very small base in the Kashmir valley, the heart of a decades-old anti-India insurgency in the region of about 12 million people.
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