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World Three from India ruling party killed in Kashmir attack

22:30  29 october  2020
22:30  29 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Suspected separatist rebels on Thursday shot dead three members of India's ruling nationalist party which has lost nine officials in attacks in disputed Kashmir in recent months, police said.

a man standing on top of a snow covered mountain: An Indian Army soldier stands guard near Nastachun Pass in the Kashmir district of Kupwara on October 14, 2020 © Money SHARMA An Indian Army soldier stands guard near Nastachun Pass in the Kashmir district of Kupwara on October 14, 2020

The attackers fired at a car the three Bharatiya Janata Party politicians were using in the southern Kashmir Valley. No group immediately claimed responsibility but police described it as a "terror crime".

Rebel groups have intensified attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's followers since the government revoked Kashmir's semi-autonomy in August 2019 amid a stringent security clampdown in which internet was cut for several months.

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A string of shootings in the territory -- which is also claimed by Pakistan -- in July and August left six BJP politicians dead.

Panic struck party ranks of the BJP afterwards and at least 16 BJP members publically gave up their party membership.

Thursday's attack came two days after New Delhi introduced a new law which for the first time means any Indian citizen can buy land in Indian-controlled Kashmir. This was prohibited before last year's constitutional changes.

Even some pro-India groups protested against the law on Thursday describing it as an attack on the Muslim-majority identity of the territory.

An armed rebellion against Indian rule since 1989 and an Indian counterinsurgency campaign has left tens of thousands dead, mostly civilians.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has angered India after declaring that part of the contested Kashmir region will provisionally become a full province of Pakistan. Pakistan has administered the area now known as Gilgit-Baltistan since shortly after the country's birth in 1947, but New Delhi asserts the mountainous territory bordering China and Afghanistan is an integral part of Kashmir that it claims belongs to India. "We have decided to grantPakistan has administered the area now known as Gilgit-Baltistan since shortly after the country's birth in 1947, but New Delhi asserts the mountainous territory bordering China and Afghanistan is an integral part of Kashmir that it claims belongs to India.

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