Kashmir fight adds to hurdles for Modi's India reform push

March 9, 2015 10:09 AM

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Kashmir fight adds to hurdles for Modi's India reform push

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A ruckus over the release from prison of a man who led the most serious revolt in decades against the Indian military in Kashmir is adding to mounting problems for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he tries to push economic reform through parliament.

The lower house of parliament was temporarily adjourned on Monday after opposition parties demanded to know why separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat was released at the weekend by Kashmir's state government, which Modi's nationalist party supports.

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