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Article 370: A step forward in resolving the Kashmir issue?

2019-08-27T07:40:19+00:00August 23rd, 2019|2019, UK Edition – August 2019|

The removal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special is an unprecedented step taken by India but one which raises more questions than it answers, writes a strategic expert. The former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir is India’s only Muslim-majority state and acceded to India in 1947 on the basis that it would retain considerable autonomy. Under article 370 the state had its own constitution and freedom to make laws on a number of issues, excluding foreign policy, defence and communications. [...]