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India’s Hindu Nationalist BJP Makes Electoral Gains in Kashmir

In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has made impressive gains in local elections held in the disputed Muslim majority Kashmir region, although it failed to win a majority. The party also has wrested power in another state, expanding its footprint in the country. The Bharatiya Janata Party has won 25 of 87 seats in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly, just a handful of seats behind the regional People’s Democratic Party, which won the most seats. No...

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