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India frees Kashmiri politician Mehbooba Mufti after 14 months in detention

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, has been freed from detention by the Indian government after more than a year. Ms Mufti, was detained on 5 August last year, when the Indian government stripped the region of its partial autonomy. She was put under house arrest under a controversial law that […]

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Clashes break out after three militants and a woman were killed in Srinagar

Hundreds of people clashed with security forces on Thursday in India’s Srinagar city, in Kashmir, after three rebels and a woman were killed in a gunfight. Local police and Central Reserve Police Force surrounded the Batamaloo neighbourhood of Srinagar after midnight following a tip-off that rebels were hiding in a house, triggering an exchange of […]

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Gunmen assassinate BJP leader, his father and brother in Kashmir’s Bandipora district

Three family members of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader were killed in a suspected militant attack in North Kashmir’s Bandipore district. The dead include Waseem Bari, a former district chief of the BJP, his father Sheikh Bashir Ahmad and brother Sheikh Umar while they were in their shop, police said. All three died […]

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Pulwama Attack: Man bought chemicals for making bomb from Amazon

Two more accused, including a man who allegedly bought chemicals online for making improvised explosive device (IED) to be used in an attack on a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama last year, were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday, an official said. The terror […]

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Indian Administrative Service topper, Shah Faesal detained under draconian safety law

Shah Faesal, the 2010 Indian Administrative Service topper from Jammu and Kashmir whose detention after scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir triggered outrage, has been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) that allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions. Mr Faesal now joins a long list of […]

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US senators express concerns over restrictions in Kashmir ahead of Trump visit

Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s India visit later this month, four top US senators have written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, expressing concern about the internet curbs in Kashmir more than six months after Jammu and Kashmir’s  special status was scrapped under Article 370, as well the preventive detentions of political leaders. […]

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SMS, Voice services restored on prepaid mobiles in Jammu and Kashmir

After six months prepaid mobile phone service will be restored in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said voice calls and SMS are being restored for prepaid mobile connections, in the latest measure to relax some of the severe restrictions enforced since August 5 last year. 2G internet services will also be restored with some restrictions on […]

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Major terror plan busted before Republic Day, 5 terrorists arrested

A major terror attack has been averted before the Republic Day as Srinagar police busted a module of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The police have arrested five operatives associated with the terror group helmed by Masood Azhar, who is on the UN-designated terrorist list. Jaish-e-Mohammed has been behind several terrorist attacks on Indian soil, the […]

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6 soldiers among 12 killed in series of avalanches in Kashmir

At least 12 people, including a Border Security Force (BSF) constable and five army personnel were killed in separate avalanches in the Kashmir valley following heavy snowfall, officials said on Tuesday. The valley has been witnessing snowfall and heavy rains since Sunday which triggered a series of avalanches on Monday in north and central Kashmir. […]

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Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar cancelled meet with Congresswoman who criticised Kashmir blockade

Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, who is visiting the United States reacted sharply to a report that he had cancelled a meeting with American lawmakers including Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who has criticised the government’s Kashmir moves in a resolution. “I don’t think it (the report) is a fair understanding of the situation in Jammu and […]

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European MEPs tour Kashmir is a PR “stunt” for Modi Government

The visit of  right-wing European parliamentarians (MEPs) to the state of Jammu and Kashmir stirred a controversy after local politicians aren’t being allowed to go there. This was the first international delegation to visit the region since August, after the state was stripped the of its special powers, split into two union territories and forced […]

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Countries backing India’s Kashmir policy will be hit by missiles says Pakistan Minister

A Pakistan minister threatened countries that support India over Kashmir will be hit by missiles and considered as an “enemy” of Islamabad. Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur at an event on Tuesday said, “If tensions with India rise on Kashmir, Pakistan will be compelled to go to war. Those countries […]