SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir 

The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) — the largest, elected business body in Indian-administered Kashmir — has estimated that business community has suffered losses, amounting to 100 billion rupees ($1.39 billion), due to lockdowns and curfews.

The region is under continuous lockdown since Aug 5 when India scrapped provisions of Article 370 of its constitution that provided a certain degree of autonomy and protected region’s demographic character over the past 70 years.

In an interview with Anadolu Agency, KCCI President Sheikh Aashiq said the business community has received a serious jolt, from which it

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