I'm a resident of Kashmir, a state in India where the autonomy has been revoked, all communication has been cut off. Hear our voices, AMA!
You might have been hearing about Kashmir in r/worldnews articles showing the human right violation acts, the cause of arguments between India and Pakistan, it was in the news a few months ago when one Indian pilot plane crashed and burned there, etc. This territory has been disputed between India and Pakistan, and is one of (if not major) reason of tension between two countries. Well, I have been born and raised in Kashmir, and still live there (Right now, I'm somewhere in India studying).
A note: My answers are gonna be honest to the best of my knowledge, and I will try to represent what majority/entirety of Kashmiris think. This might not sit well with the folks of India and/or Pakistan. If you're either of the above, and my answers don't sit well with you, then I'm sorry, but it's true.
The people of Kashmir have been cut off from the internet, cable TV and calling, essentially rendering the place back into dark ages. This event to suppress freedom of speech has been done by the Government of India.
Pinned answer about the exodus of Pandits: (I'm tired of typing this in different comments) I condemn what happened, so does my family and my friends, and basically everyone I've met. I really don't know how to make this any more clear.
About me: I'm a male, born in late 90's. I can't disclose much due to fear of my own safety, currently on an encrypted network (because I'm paranoid).
How long have I lived in Kashmir: My entire life. I'm from Srinagar, the summer capital of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, but right now studying in a college in another state to pursue a bachelor's degree (hence my access to the internet), I go back home twice in a year.
My answers are getting downvoted faster than I expected. You guys can find them buried deep inside question threads. I underestimated the amount of non-open minded Indians on Reddit. Just check for yourself, you'll find some Indians commenting on every single thread about how this is an attempt to gain sympathy. Holy fuck guys, get a life. And a heart.
This is blowing up, and I really can't keep up with all the comments. Still I'll try to answer.
Due to there being lots of questions asked, if you feel like I won't be able to answer yours, you can DM me as well.
Final edit: Alright guys, I'm signing off. After receiving all the DM threats and name-calling, I've decided to call it a day.