India plans to build new townships in Kashmir to resettle Hindus

April 10, 2015 10:38 AM

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NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India's nationalist government plans to resettle tens of thousands of Hindus in three new townships in Muslim-dominated Kashmir, setting up a confrontation with separatists who say it is an Israel-style policy of creating settlements in occupied territory.

Many Kashmiri Hindus, or Pandits, also say they are not in favor of the plan.

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