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Modi government abolishes articles 370 and 35 of the constitution after tensions in Kashmir. The articles gave Jammu and Kashmir its own constitution and many decision-making rights.

Indian government begins process to revoke Kashmir


The Indian government has started the process of revoking a law that gives special privileges to the Kashmir region. Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir its own constitution and many decision-making rights, will be revoked once the President approves the bill, the government said.  Home minister Amit Shah said the government had also decided to split the state into two
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-12-04 at 11:33

As the predominantly Hindu India's only Muslim majority state, adherents of the country's secular tradition of politics have long seen Kashmir's continuing inclusion within the vast democracy as evidence that all faiths can thrive together. This contrasts India’s immense religious diversity with neighbouring Pakistan's strong Muslim identity.

India’s cancellation of Kashmir’s special status will have consequences


Modi government’s move comes amid already high tensions between India and Pakistan, two nuclear armed states. The issue of Kashmir is fiercely emotive in neighboring Pakistan, which has fought three full-scale wars with India, two over the disputed province. Pakistan has frequently sought to internationalize the dispute, angering India.
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Tim Hortons 2019-08-08 at 15:26

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Tim Hortons 2019-08-05 at 03:00

Local politicians were put under house arrest and Internet and telecommunications cut off.

India has announced plans to change the way Indian-controlled Kashmir is administered.


Thousands of new troops have been deployed and prominent politicians are under house arrest.
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