India Kashmir political crisis fuelled by faulty fax machine

A faulty fax machine fuelled a dramatic day in the politics of Indian-administered Kashmir, which ended with the dissolution of the state assembly.

Three rival parties had formed an alliance and attempted to fax the governor to stake a claim to run the state.

The fax failed and a series of frenetic tweets aimed at the governor followed. However, he rejected the move, saying the parties had "opposing ideologies".

The governor took over the state after India's governing party pulled out of a coalition in June.

The governor has since clarified that the fax machine wasn't "an issue", adding that his stand would have been the same regardless of whether he received the fax.

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