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Jihad decree triggers demands for holy war on Kashmir

Branded a “sponsor of terrorism” by the Trump administration for failing to act against extremism, Pakistan has sought to polish its image by decreeing that only the state has the right to issue a jihad (holy war). But now some Islamist politicians want the government to use its new powers to settle the most prickly issue […]