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Kashmir's Uneasy Peace

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Today Maoist insurgents keen to exploit the state's enduring weaknesses stalk the Hindu heartland...

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After nearly two decades of bitter conflict in Kashmir that fueled tensions between India and Pakistan, separatist violence has decreased — to its lowest level since the armed uprising began.

Still, nearly 700,000 Indian troops are deployed around the state. And there are mounting concerns that if the government does not reduce its presence, frustrations may spark a new cycle of violence.

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"Kashmir's Uneasy Peace"

Reporter: Jason Motlagh
Videographer: Girish J
Editor: Anupuma Chandra
Produced by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

With support from the Stanley Foundation's Rising Powers project. Learn more at: risingpowers.stanleyfoundation.org/

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