Indian government named a former telecoms minister Manoj Sinha to lead the region of occupied Kashmir.
A leader in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party BJP, Manoj Sinha will replace career bureaucrat G.C. Murmu as lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
The appointment of Manoj Sinha came after G.C. Murmu resigned following 1st anniversary of the revocation of Kashmir’s constitutional autonomy.
Modi’s government on 5th of August 2019 removed special privileges accorded to Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, took away its statehood and split it into 2 federally-administered territories by carving out Buddhist-dominated Ladakh.
The India`s move angered Kashmiris as well as Pakistan. India and Pakistan have fought 2 of their 3 wars over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
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