May 17, 2014

Kashmir, Pakistan & India: Explosion Soon?

Rekha Chowdhary, East Asia Forum

The Associated Press

The ideological position of the party is defined by cultural nationalism, with an emphasis on concepts of ‘Hindutva’, ‘territorial integrity’ and ‘unity with uniformities’. This has led the BJP to not only be perennially suspicious of Pakistan but also to oppose asymmetrical federalism with any kind of constitutional exception for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Article 370 of the Indian constitution privileges Jammu and Kashmir as the only unit of India to have a constitution of its own, and a limited application not only of the Indian constitution but also of parliamentary legislation.

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