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A Rift Opens in the Kashmir Valley

Jun 15, 2017 | 09:15 GMT
During clashes in early June, a protester in Srinagar, Kashmir, lobs a tear gas canister back at Indian security forces.
(TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Until recently, Zakir Musa was a commander for Hizbul Mujahideen, an insurgent organization boasting some 200 fighters scattered throughout the districts adjacent to Kashmir's capital, Srinagar. But on May 12, audio statements were released in which Musa disavowed both Pakistan and the fight for Kashmir to secede from India. He...

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