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Militancy on the rise in Kashmir

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Vehicles set alight by demonstrators are pictured during a protest against the attack on a bus that killed 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in south Kashmir on Thursday, in Jammu February 15, 2019.
Vehicles set alight by demonstrators are pictured during a protest against the attack on a bus that killed 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in south Kashmir on Thursday, in Jammu February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

More university graduates are joining militancy in Kashmir than ever before.The trend is gathering pace as India tries to strip decades-old special rights from the country’s only Muslim-majority state.It comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to repeal sweeping powers of his military, often accused of torture, sexual atrocities and extra-judicial killings.Vikram Roy produced and wrote this report voiced by Michael Fitzpatrick.Click the 'play' button above to listen or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'RFI international report'.

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