For the first time since 1947, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi amended the Occupied Kashmir Housing Act, which is apparently being described as a challenge to the valley. According to an AFP report, critics say Modi’s Hindu extremist government is trying to change the identity of the Muslim-majority region of occupied Kashmir by following the Israeli government’s settlement measures in the Palestinian territories.More than 65% of the region’s population is Muslim, with up to 100% hatred against the Indian government. Narendra Modi’s government also repealed the Special Housing Laws in Occupied Kashmir, which had been in force since 1927, requiring only permanent residents to buy land and property, while seeking government jobs, placement in universities and voting in local elections.More than 65 percent of the population is Muslim. In the Kashmir Valley, the main centre of the rebellion, it is close to 100 percent. On August 5, 2019 Modi´s government revoked articles in the Indian constitution that guaranteed Kashmir´s partial autonomy and other rights including its own flag and constitution.A huge accompanying security operation saw tens of thousands of extra troops — adding to 500,000 already there — enforce a siege-like curfew. Thousands were arrested and telecommunications were cut for months.Jammu & Kashmir state was demoted to a union territory governed directly from New Delhi, while the Ladakh region was carved out into a separate administrative area.