Change for Kashmir – level 1

27-08-2019 07:00

Kashmir is a region in the Himalayan mountains. Both India and Pakistan say that it is their territory. They argue about the region. They even have three wars over Kashmir.

India has special laws for Kashmir. The laws make Kashmir autonomous. Kashmir is like this for 70 years.

On Monday 5th, this ends. India wants to control the region. Thousands of soldiers go to Kashmir. Tourists evacuate. The Internet stops there.

Pakistan is not happy about this. The country says that it is going to push against India.

Difficult words: region (a place), autonomous (free from another country), evacuate (move to a safer place).

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