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Modi’s party pulls out of governing alliance in Indian-Occupied Kashmir

India's ruling party withdrew on Tuesday from an alliance government in the India-held Kashmir in what analysts described as an attempt to appear tough on militancy before a general election. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it was pulling out of the governing coalition in Jammu and Kashmir state because of worsening “terrorism and violence”. The Hindu nationalist party had ruled in the restive state since March 2015 when it struck an unlikely alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a local political…