The Dominion Post

India changes the rules on Kashmir government

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India’s government has initiated a revocation of the special constituti­onal status of disputed Kashmir amid uproar in Parliament and a huge troop deployment in the region. Home Minister Amit Shah told members of the upper house yesterday that the government has decided to repeal a law that gives special status to the region of Jammu and Kashmir by presidenti­al order. Shah says that the government has also decided to split the state into two union territorie­s – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislatur­e, and Ladakh, which will be ruled by the central government.

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