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Kashmir turmoil

Kashmiris expect Biden to pressure India on human rights

Campaign plank cheers region but reality offers little hope for actual change

Indian security forces leave after a gun battle with suspected militants in Srinagar on May 19. The U.N.'s human rights watchdog has warned that the situation in Kashmir "has been in free fall."   © Reuters

SRINAGAR, India -- Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election a month ago has instilled hope in politicians and citizens in India-administered Kashmir who expect President Donald Trump's replacement to raise the issue of human rights abuses in the region.

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