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Earlier this week, India announced plans to eliminate political autonomy for the disputed state of Jammu & Kashmir. Since Indian/Pakistani independence in 1947, India and Pakistan have fought four wars, in large part over control of Muslim-majority Kashmir. (The substate of Jammu is Hindu-majority.) This week, India's ruling party announced plans to eliminate the autonomy Jammu & Kashmir has exercised since independence and carve out a Buddhist-majority state (actually, union territory) of Ladakh (part of which is contested by China) and make the rest of Jammu & Kashmir a separate union territory subject to Indian law. This map provides more detail of the proposed change in political geography: i2.wp.com/images.mapsofindia.com/my-india/2019/08/union-territory-of-jammu-and-kashmir.jpg
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