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Indian Kashmir in lockdown amid anniversary tensions

Srinagar - Indian authorities imposed a lockdown in the Kashmir valley Sunday, anticipating fresh unrest as separatists urged protests to mark the anniversary of a popular rebel leader's death.

Indian army shoots dead three protesters in Kashmir

Srinagar - Troops shot dead three stone-throwing protesters including a 16-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday, as tensions rose ahead of the anniversary of the death of a popular rebel commander.

India to resume military strikes on Kashmir militants

New Delhi - India said Sunday it was resuming military operations against rebels in disputed Kashmir after a rare 30-day suspension for Ramadan expired, with a top minister blaming militant attacks.

Thousands throng funeral of slain Indian Kashmir editor

Srinagar - Thousands of mourners thronged Friday the funeral of a veteran journalist shot dead by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike outside his office in the main city of Indian Kashmir.

UN rights chief calls for major probe into Kashmir abuses

Geneva - The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on violations committed by both India and Pakistan in the disputed territory.

India, Pakistan clash on Kashmir border ends brief truce

Srinagar - India and Pakistan exchanged fire across the Kashmir border on Sunday, officials said, killing two guards and ending a days-old agreement to honour a ceasefire in the disputed region.

India halts Kashmir military operations for Ramadan

New Delhi - Indian military operations against rebels in the disputed Kashmir territory were suspended Wednesday in a rare gesture for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Rebel professor among 10 killed in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir militants including a rebel university teacher in a gunfight Sunday that triggered violent protests in which five civilians were killed.

Dozens injured, blinded after bloody day in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian authorities Monday shut schools and blocked internet services in disputed Kashmir, after a weekend of protests and gunbattles left 20 dead and 200 injured -- including many civilians with damaged eyesight.

20 killed as fighting rages across Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Twenty people have been killed in Indian Kashmir in some of the fiercest fighting this year in the restive Himalayan region, police said Sunday, as authorities braced for more violence.

Kashmir border violence kills nine

Srinagar - At least nine people including four Pakistani soldiers were killed in fighting in disputed Kashmir on Monday, India and Pakistan said.

Rebel attack leaves eight dead in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Suspected rebels stormed a paramilitary camp in Indian-administered Kashmir early Sunday leaving eight dead, police and security forces said, capping off the deadliest year in a decade for the disputed territory.

Five dead in Kashmir as militant death toll exceeds 200 this year

Srinagar - Five suspected rebels were shot dead by government forces on Thursday in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said, as the disputed territory reels from the deadliest upsurge in armed conflict this decade.

India outraged at release of Mumbai attack suspect

New Delhi - India said Thursday it was outraged at Pakistan's release of an Islamist leader accused of organising the 2008 deadly Mumbai attacks that nearly brought the nuclear-armed nations to the brink of war.

Fighting leaves seven dead in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Six suspected rebels and an air force commando were killed Saturday in a fierce gunfight in Indian-administered Kashmir which also injured another soldier, the Indian army said.

Rubies, the buried treasures of Pakistani Kashmir

- The people of Pakistani Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: Millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them.

Four killed in attack on Indian Kashmir paramilitary camp

Srinagar - Three suspected militants were killed Tuesday after they stormed a paramilitary base near the main airport of Indian-administered Kashmir, police said, ending an hours-long gun battle that also left a soldier dead.

Two children killed as India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

Srinagar - Two children were killed Monday during an exchange of gunfire between Indian and Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir, Indian authorities said.

Grenade attack on minister kills three in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Suspected militants fired a grenade Thursday at the motorcade of a local politician in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing three bystanders and wounding at least 20 others, police said.

Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in Kashmir

Srinagar - Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in Kashmir to quell civilian protests.

India welcomes US blacklisting Kashmiri militant group

New Delhi - India on Friday welcomed the United States' blacklisting of Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen as a terrorist organisation.

Pakistan slams US blacklisting of Kashmir 'terror' group

Islamabad - Pakistan on Thursday criticised the United States for blacklisting the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as a terrorist organisation, calling the move "unjustified".

US blacklists Kashmir 'terror' group

Washington - The United States added the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen to its blacklist of terrorist organizations on Wednesday, amid renewed protests against Indian rule in the region.

Clashes after three rebels killed in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Thousands of protesters clashed with government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir Saturday after three local rebels were killed in a firefight with troops, police said, with tensions already high following the death of a popular militant commander ...

Two rebels, two Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir

Srinagar - Two Indian soldiers and two rebels were killed in armed clashes on Thursday, officials said, in another day of bloodshed in Kashmir where tensions are high following the death of a prominent militant.

Indian forces kill elusive Kashmir commander

Srinagar - Indian forces killed a top militant commander in Kashmir on Tuesday, triggering clashes in which one protester was killed and dozens injured.

16 pilgrims killed in bus crash in northern India: police

Srinagar - At least 16 Hindu pilgrims were killed and many more injured Sunday in a bus crash in northern India, police said, just days after gunmen shot dead eight worshippers making the same holy visit.

Militants kill six Hindu pilgrims: police

Srinagar - Militants killed six Hindu pilgrims and wounded 14 others Monday in Indian-administered Kashmir, police told AFP, after their bus came under attack.

Clashes as Indian Kashmir marks key anniversary

Srinagar - Government forces threw tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing protesters in Indian Kashmir on Saturday, as the volatile Himalayan region marked the anniversary of a hugely popular rebel leader's death.

Indian Kashmir in lockdown for key anniversary

Srinagar - India on Saturday imposed a widespread curfew, cut off all internet services and deployed thousands of troops in Kashmir as the volatile Himalayan region marked the anniversary of a hugely popular rebel leader's death.
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Filmmaker Ashvin Kumar gestures on location.
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Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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The latest surge in violence began in June when regular street battles between Kashmiri youths and the Indian security forces intensified. Hundreds of people were injured and more than 100 civilians killed. The Kashmir Valley has seen over 80 days of curfew since the end of June.
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The coach makes a point to his wards.
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The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) office in Hyderpora, Srinagar, Kashmir.

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