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Scrapping Kashmir's special status is a dangerous gamble for India

The downgrade is likely to inspire violence and shift country's character

| India

On August 6, the Indian parliament passed bills revoking article 370 of the country's constitution, which granted special status to the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, and downgraded it into two union territories.

These moves have not only changed India's political map but have far-reaching implications for the foundational principles of the Indian state and its social and political compact with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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