Pre-August 5, Kashmir was in a mess: EAM Jaishankar on Article 370

External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar at Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) programme in New York outlined that before abrogation of Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir was in a mess. EAM Jaishankar said, "Level of intimidation had reached a height where senior police officers were lynched on streets of Srinagar, journalists who wrote against separatism were assassinated, military personnel returning home for Eid were kidnapped and killed." He added, "Pre-August 5 (Abrogation of Article 370) Kashmir was in a mess, difficulties in Kashmir did not start on August 5, it is supposed to be a way of dealing with those difficulties."