India's BJP shakes up election race in disputed Kashmir

November 12, 2014 10:39 AM

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India's BJP shakes up election race in disputed Kashmir

SRINAGAR India (Reuters) - Accompanied by half a dozen guards, Hina Bhat knocks on doors in Srinagar, the heart of a revolt against Indian rule, to persuade Kashmiris to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party in this month's state election.

After winning the biggest national mandate in 30 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP has launched its most audacious election project yet - to win power in Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir and integrate the disputed region fully into India.

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