India’s ruling party pledges to scrap special status for Jammu & Kashmir

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah, greet each other before releasing their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will scrap a decades-old law providing special rights to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir state, according to the party’s election manifesto released on Monday. “We believe that Article 35A is an obstacle in the development of the state,” the party’s manifesto said of the law […]

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