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New violence feared in old flashpoint, as Indian ruling party pushes long-held agenda

Aug 05, 2019 - CNN

Hindu nationalists in India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have long dreamed of stripping Indian-controlled Kashmir -- named Jammu and Kashmir state -- of its decades-old special status.

The special status gave the Muslim-majority state unique levels of autonomy, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly blamed it for poor economic growth and lack of investment in the territory.

"The people of Kashmir want freedom from the families who have occupied the region for 50 yea...