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Kashmiri shawl weavers rose against the backbreaking conditions and taxations Dogra subjected them to. The regime brutally crushed the uprising and in the three decades following the protest, the number of Kashmiri shawl weavers decreased from 28,000 to just over 5,000. The participants in the revolt were drowned and severely punished. Despite the setback, however, Kashmiri workers continued to fight for their rights.

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