India removes Kashmir's autonomy through Article 370 - News Review

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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


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

Author — TKB

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Now will call Scotland as England administered Scotland.

Author — prasanna rane

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It is complete "integration" to democratic india

Author — Krunal Parmar

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GOOD THING IS RIGHT TO EDUCATION, protection of woman, Investment jobs, tourism will flourish in the valley & more progress than Pakistan. Like Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh which is now cyberabad ♥️🙏🏻✨

Author — Nick J

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Hello, map shown in thumbnail is incorrect, it does not represent complete kashmir.
Update it

Author — general play

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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..

Author — Vamsi Krishna

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If Brexit happens, in one fell swoop the European Union will strip UK grim administration

Author — I M

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I think BBC should make a video on British Administered Ireland

Author — Keshav Joshi

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

Author — anthony druelles

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I wish to learn English in one fell sweep 1

Author — N K

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Hawk example - makes it easier to renember Thank you Kstherine

Author — George Kangung Maram

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Thank you for sharing with us your knowledge about the English language. Keep going the good work. Very much obliged to you all.. Thank you 🙇

Author — Marco italia Roma

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I learned 3 expressions in one fell swoop:)))) Thank you.

Author — nguyen tho

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I clicked for article 13 but it is saying the definition of strips

Strips means uncover..

Author — Abhinash majhi

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That's amazing information about kashmir

Author — Masoomali Yousaf

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Will Scotland and Ireland get independent nation

Author — Navin Rajkumar

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Formally and law treaty or custom I think it enact

Author — Tahany harby ail

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Kate and Dan, you're fantastic when you tell us the news. In fact, I choose you one fell swoop when I wanna learn more about English phrases. Hugs from Peru

Author — Yesy Corman

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sir, please
what dose "you are my cup of tea" means ???

Author — اخلاص العزاوي

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I ussualy do several tasks from my teacher in one fell swoop.

Author — Rafli 69