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India: At least 12 killed, dozens injured in stampede at religious shrine in Jammu and Kashmir

At least 12 people died and more than a dozen were injured in a stampede at a Hindu shrine in India’s Jammu and Kashmir region on Saturday. “Twelve pilgrims died and 14 were injured in a stampede in the early morning today at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine,” senior police officer Mukesh Singh told Reuters. All […]

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India: Gunmen attack bus transporting police personnel in Srinagar; 2 killed, dozen injured

Two police officers died after gunmen ambushed a police bus in Indian-administered Kashmir, while about a dozen others were wounded on Monday. Shortly after darkness fell, attackers sprayed the bus transporting an unknown number of personnel from the police headquarters in a high-security area of the region’s main city Srinagar with automatic weapons fire, one […]

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Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani dies aged 92

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani has died at his home in Srinagar at the age of 92. He passed away after a lengthy illness. A veteran campaigner against Indian rule, he had been under house arrest for much of the past 11 years. Indian authorities have imposed a strict security clampdown in Srinagar, Kashmir’s main […]

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India, Pakistan must ‘refrain’ from altering status of Kashmir: UNGA president

India and Pakistan should “refrain” from taking steps that would alter the status of the disputed territory of Kashmir, the president of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has said, as the two countries once again traded accusations over the Himalayan region. UNGA president Volkan Bozkir was speaking at a joint news conference with Pakistan’s […]

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Kashmir, India: Clashes breakout between civilians and forces after troops kill 3 ‘suspected militants’ in gun battle

Protests broke out in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir after three suspected armed attackers were killed in gun battle with Indian troops in Pulwama district. The gunfight erupted of soldiers launched an operation based on a tip-off about the presence of militants in Kakpora village in southern Pulwama district, Inspector General Vijay […]

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Pakistan, India agree to strictly observe ceasefire along Kashmir border

Pakistani and Indian militaries have come to an agreement to strictly observe a ceasefire at the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed region of Kashmir. The directors-general of military operations (DGMO) of the Indian and Pakistani militaries held discussions over a hotline between their offices, a joint statement said. “Both sides […]

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Foreign envoys on ‘Guided Tour’ greeted with shutdown in India’s Jammu and Kashmir

A group of foreign envoys concluded touring India’s Jammu and Kashmir region amid strong critical views globally over the decisions and the policies of the Indian government. The delegation arrived in the lake city of Srinagar on Wednesday, where they were driven to a college in central Kashmir’s Budgam district to meet with a select […]

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Indian Army neutralise 3 ‘militants’ in Kashmir, family claims they were innocent

Indian security forces killed three ‘militants’ in Kashmir’s main city, Srinagar, on Wednesday after a gun battle, but families of the dead men said they were innocent. India has been fighting an armed insurgency in Kashmir for decades and killed more than 200 militants this year, according to official data. It is, however, rare for […]

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Indian Army officer accused of staging gunfight, planting weapons on civilians

An Indian army officer and two of his associates have been accused of planting weapons on the bodies of three labourers who they killed in Kashmir to make it look as though they were armed fighters. Captain Bhoopendra Singh has been charged with murder, conspiracy and other offences, the police statement said. He is now […]

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Man puts advertisement in newspaper to SELL kidney to replay loans after lockdowns, curfews HIT business

An Indian man has given an advertisement in a newspaper to put one of his kidneys on sale to repay his debt after lockdowns one after the other hit his business. 28-year-old, Sabzar Ahmad Khan, is a car dealer from south Kashmir’s Qazigund gave an ad that had a title: “Kidney for sale”. “I want […]

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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 […]