Withdrawal of BJP from Jammu and Kashmir government could herald 'muscular policy'


NEW DELHI The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday and called for federal control over the disputed Himalayan region, citing a deterioration in security that could herald a new crackdown.

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