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Killings tear Kashmir's fragile social fabric in test for Modi

Minority Hindus flee region after being lured back in part by BJP promises

A member of India's Central Reserve Police Force stands guard in Srinagar, Kashmir, in late May.   © Reuters

SRINAGAR, Kashmir -- Targeted killings of minority Hindus in Indian-administered Kashmir have sent hundreds fleeing, calling to mind a similar exodus in the 1990s and sparking criticism of the Narendra Modi government's handling of tensions in the territory.

Last week, militants shot dead a Hindu teacher, Rajni Bala, while she was walking toward her school. Two days later, 25-year-old bank manager Vijay Kumar, originally from India's Rajasthan, was gunned down in his office by a masked assailant.

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