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Kashmir crisis is the result of a Hindu nationalist agenda

New Delhi (CNN)Hindu nationalists in India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have long dreamed of stripping Indian-controlled Kashmir -- named Jammu and Kashmir state -- of its decades-old special status.The special status gave the Muslim-majority state unique levels of autonomy, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly blamed it for poor economic growth and lack of investment in the territory. "The people of Kashmir want freedom from the families who have occupied the region for 50 years," said Modi earlier this year, swiping at the political clans that have dominated the state's politics. "The situation in Kashmir is such that the people there want change, whether it is over the issue of section 370 or section 35A," he added. S ...