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Kashmir annexation reflects Modi's Hindu nationalist agenda
« on: August 09, 2019, 05:22:47 PM »
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Kashmir annexation reflects Modi's Hindu nationalist agenda

The annexation of Kashmir Monday marked a victory for the Hindu nationalism of Prime Minister Modi's party. The bid faced few obstacles in Parliament.

August 8, 2019

    By Amrit Dhillon Associated Press   

New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a Hindu India has taken a leap forward with his government's decision to subsume Muslim-majority Kashmir into the federal government by eliminating its special status and allowing anyone to buy property and move into the state, raising fears among residents that they will lose their distinct identity.

He managed to do that by pushing his agenda through a Parliament that has no united opposition, presenting him with no obstacles and suggesting that his entire Hindu nationalist agenda will enjoy a smooth passage.

This situation favoring Mr. Modi is likely to intensify next year when one-third of the seats in the upper house of Parliament, where his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doesn't hold a majority, are up for grabs. Most of the new members are expected to come from the BJP or its allies.

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A day ago, he basically made his presidential address to the public of India about what is going on. I don't know if I agree with the headline, calling this "nationalistic", so just posting, Christian Science Monitor.
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