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Kashmir turmoil

Five things to know about Kashmir's special status

India's decision to revoke the region's autonomy irks Pakistan

The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has moved to scrap the special status given to Kashmir, which was implemented after India's independence in 1947.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India has scrapped the special status given to strife-torn Kashmir -- its only Muslim-majority region, which remains a core problem in its troubled relationship with neighboring Pakistan -- in a landmark move to fully integrate the state with the rest of the nation.

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