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Kashmiri Muslims facing backlash in other states - Dotemirates

Kashmiri Muslims facing backlash in other states

By Fayaz BukhariSRINAGAR —India has warned against rising communal tensions across the country as Kashmiris living outside their state faced property evictions, job suspensions and attacks on social media after a suicide bomber killed 44 policemen in the region.The car bomb attack on a security convoy on Thursday, claimed by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad and carried out by a 20-year-old Kashmiri man, was the worst in decades of insurgency in the disputed area, which is claimed in full by both the nuclear-armed neighbors but ruled in part.As the bodies of the paramilitary policemen who died in the attack were returned...


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