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Kashmir explained | Measles in DRC

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Tuesday, 08 October 2019

 

Editor's note

Three months on from India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir the valley remains in lockdown. Kashmir occupies an uncomfortable place in India’s collective national consciousness, writes Isha Dueby, who argues that it’s simultaneously a faraway land evocative of heaven on Earth as well as a territory integral to the Indian union. So where will the events of 2019 fit in India’s national memory in the future? She sees similarities between the way Partition in 1947 and the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 are remembered today.

The world has experienced a large number of big outbreaks of measles this year. The biggest has been in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where more than 3000 people, mostly children, have died since January. This isn’t the first measles outbreak in the country. Matthew Ferrari unpacks why.

Gemma Ware

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