India removes Kashmir's autonomy: BBC News Review reviews

November 14, 2022



India has revoked Article 370, which gives Kashmir autonomy and special status including being able to make laws. Learn the English to talk about this news story in this free English class.

The story
The Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah, is expected to place his resolution abrogating Article 370, which confers special status on the state of Jammu and Kashmir, before the lower house of the Indian parliament later today.

Key words and phrases
strips
removes (something’s) position or status

• The government strips corrupt politicians of their authority.
• After the drug test came back positive, the athlete was stripped of her medal.

in one fell swoop
all at once

• The surprise police raid caught all of the thieves in one fell swoop.
• I’d rather do all my cleaning in one fell swoop than space it out over the week.

grim
serious, worrying and without hope

• The economic report came to a grim conclusion. A recession would come soon.
• Do you still want to go to the beach today? The weather looks so grim!

Language challenge

Which of these means ‘formally end a law, treaty or custom’?
a) abrogate
b) enact
c) sanction

For the answer, watch this on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-11/session-102

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  1. In News Review we talk about the expression 'in one fell swoop'. It's not the only Shakespearean expression you can use in modern English and that we've taught you. Check out these useful Shakespeare expressions in Shakespeare Speaks: https://www.youtube.com/user/bbclearningenglish/search?query=shakespeare

  2. 🎨 The servant stripped the vase to the other room.
    🎨 I decided to buy all my groceries in one fell swoop from the hyper.
    🎨 The doctor looked grim! I think he passed away.

  3. Reply
    소보로빵사와라아아아앜 November 14, 2022 at 10:29 am

    text: 0:29

  4. Bbc may god destroy u

  5. Reply
    जितेन्द्र गुप्ता November 14, 2022 at 10:29 am

    u.k occupied Ireland northern Part of it. and falklands for which it declared war on Argentinians.

  6. This mess was left by you yellow teethed whites. It took us this long to deal with.

    Don't worry England, we won't retaliate. We forgive you. Enjoy our riches that you've taken, we'll make more.

    Peace.

  7. Reply
    FinancialRisk Government November 14, 2022 at 10:29 am

    The territorial and geographical definition of Kashmir under Article 370 must be restored to same as when 14th August 1947, Indian map and constitution reflected. 1972 line of control or cede line was a temporary provision to ceasfire the War. During ceasefire several lines are drawn but these lines don't change the map. LOCs are drawn so that soldiers don't cross that for "War Purposes" but LOC should not be confused with sovereign map. Sovereignty stays and map doesn't change. Gilgit, Baltistan, Skardu, Rawalkot, Koti, Mujjafarabad, Bagh are integral part of Indian territories as defined on August 15, 1947.

  8. Worst bbc channel

  9. What about Gilgit Baltistan???

  10. BOI – British Occupied Ireland!! These English are the cause of all the problems that Kashmiri people are facing today.. but one good thing happened, India stands 4th in terms of overall military power next to USA, China and Russia and it's still growing with budgets as high as 80Billion$ last year
    .. A Strong military is absolutely needed to become a world power..

  11. Reply
    Proud Indian Daughter November 14, 2022 at 10:29 am

    I Created one song on article 370, Please watch it on my channel.

  12. Say it but strip is logically not a political jargon. Correct me if I'm wrong.

  13. 1) The main cause of separatism in Kashmir is the 2-nation theory (which says that Muslims cannot live with Hindus) and Article 370 was the channel which gave hope to the separatists on their slogan of "Kashmir banega Pakistan"
    2) Radicalisation of the Kashmiri Muslims since 1990 has been caused by the ability of the separatists (incl. armed militants) to sustain an open anti-India stance to introduce an Islamic Sharia type rule (Nizam-e-Mustafa), where Article 370 created a doubt among all Kashmiris that maybe the separatists are right and the Indian democracy is wrong
    3) Terrorism/armed militancy since 1990 was able to take root because of Pakistan's ability to exploit the Kashmiri's sentiments that the Kashmir issue is 'disputed' or 'unresolved' citing the presence of Article 370 and India's reluctance to hold a plebiscite on Kashmir as per UN resolution of 1949.

  14. India defending Kashmir part of India to protect it from ISIS Islam ..

  15. Hawk example – makes it easier to renember Thank you Kstherine

  16. Hello sir, no doubt your channel is absolutely brilliant but for my comfort, it would be better if you show in written your topics and other important topics or heading or the significant words of the video in the corner.

  17. England Occupied Scotland

  18. Indian occupied Kashmir, yes it is true.

  19. please make a video on Analysis of Swami Chinmayanand Case…with history of the case, legal provisions involved…why there was a form of SIT?… As a case study.

  20. Hey England.. Your occupation of North Ireland and Scotland is illegal. Let’s talk about that

  21. What about england occupied ireland

  22. Let me ask a simple question?? Azad Kashmir, which Pakistan considers as Kashmir administered by Pakistan, how many of those people are actually Kashmiri. Pakistan flooded Kashmir with Punjabis, Punjabis govern Pakistan Kashmir, everyone knows this please fact check Wikipedia! So my questions is if Pakistan shifts the demographics of Azad Kashmir with majority Punjabi then why is that not a human cry, why are they not protesting that?? But if india makes Kashmir open to all for Indians, Pakistan and all these pro-pakistani media is up in arms!! I call it hypocrisy. First Pakistan must kick out Punjabis from Kashmir and establish Azad Kashmir for kashmiris before Pakistan has the right to even speak about Article 370 !!!

  23. India Doing Good a step towards Stop Terrorist.

  24. In one fell swoop

  25. Well ! Kashmiris have always been oppressed militarily and psychologically .And the tale continues.A big Shame on Bhagva terrorist govt – BJP.

  26. Reply
    Kuldeep Singh Parihar November 14, 2022 at 10:29 am

    India is one the greatest nations ..
    We do what we want to , no nation can tell us what to do. What other nations think of this doesn't matter. It's our internal affair and it belongs to us !

  27. Reply
    Vamsi Krishna Kodurii November 14, 2022 at 10:29 am

    BBC :: just trying to say we britan could have handled the situation more promisingly…

    Rest of INDIA::: thank you for your 200 yrs of screwing us..

  28. Will Scotland and Ireland get independent nation

  29. Left & Congress and TMC will Reverse and Reinstate article 370 and 35A(as before 05/08/2019) once they come to power , as they are friends of Pakistan

  30. Reply
    Nikhil jamwal Nikhil jamwal November 14, 2022 at 10:29 am

    And by you are 👿👿👿😂😂😂😂😂

  31. Really interesting topic, special Thank to Catherine for her helpful explanations

  32. Can BBC make an episode on British occupied Northern Ireland.?

  33. I think BBC should make a video on British Administered Ireland

  34. Look at the cunningness of the fox. Wrapping the poison pill into sugar.

  35. Such atrocious and obnoxious breed. Tell teaching English what you did in Iraq, no WMD was found but quite a few got killed. You historical murders

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