The Latest: China concerned with rising tension over Kashmir

The Latest: China concerned with rising tension over KashmirChina says it is “seriously concerned” about the developing situation in Kashmir, which Indian lawmakers have voted to split into two central government-controlled territories. Hua’s comments were issued on China’s foreign ministry website. India’s lower house of Parliament ratified a bill presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government to revoke a longstanding constitutional provision that made Kashmir exempt from some Indian laws and gave its residents hereditary rights to land, educational scholarships and public sector jobs within the region.



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