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Raising the Stakes in Jammu and Kashmir

One year ago, India rescinded constitutional provisions giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the disputed territory also claimed by Pakistan.

Kashmiri militancy is growing, often with Pakistani encouragement.

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Allies should urge New Delhi to relax its clampdown and Islamabad to stop backing jihadist proxies.

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In August 2019, India unilaterally revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status, redrew its internal boundaries, and scrapped Kashmiris’ exclusive rights to immovable property and access to government jobs.

To quell potential protests, the authorities ordered an unprecedented crackdown, which…

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