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Suspension of Article 370: Assessment of Modis Kashmir Masterstroke under Hindutva Ideology

Muhammad Farooq and Umbreen Javaid
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Muhammad Farooq: PhD Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Umbreen Javaid: Professor,Faculty of Behavioral & Social Sciences,University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2020, vol. 5, issue 1, 1-8

Abstract: The establishment of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) during 1940-1944 in the state of Jammu & Kashmir paved way for the execution of Hindutva ideology. With the rise of BJP in the center, Prime Minister Narendra Modi abolished ‘article 370’ stripping Kashmir from its special status on 5 August 2019. The socalled ‘Modi’s masterstroke’ is aimed at converting Muslim majority into a minority. The move has provoked widespread public protests in the region, leading to the imposition of prolonged curfew and suspension of basic human rights in the state. This paper would highlight the effects of Hindutva ideology and the impact of the recent ‘Modi’s masterstroke’ on the region. It would also scrutinize the role of RSS backed BJP in creating a ‘life imprisonment’ situation for the Muslim majority state.

Keywords: RSS; Jammu & Kashmir; Hindutva Ideology; BJP; Article 370. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2020(V-I).01

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