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India's evictions of forest dwellers fuels Kashmir fears

Pahalgam - Ghulam Khatana's family lived half their lives in a simple log hut in Kashmir's forests, until around 200 men brandishing guns and iron rods chased them out of their home and into the blistering cold.

India detains scores of Rohingya ahead of expected deportation to Myanmar

Srinagar - Scores of Rohingya who fled persecution in Myanmar are being held in a detention centre in the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said Sunday, after being rounded up ahead of their expected deportation to the protest-wracked nation.

Pakistan, India pledge to end skirmishes along Kashmir frontier

Islamabad - Pakistan and India on Thursday pledged to end all firing along their disputed Kashmir frontier, according to a joint statement from their militaries, after months of violence between the nuclear-armed rivals.

India to lift lengthy internet clampdown in Kashmir: official

Srinagar - Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir said Friday they would restore high-speed web access in the region, bringing to an end what rights groups have called one of the world's longest internet clampdowns.

The out-of-control line between India and Pakistan

- Shells and bullets are hurtling thicker and faster than ever between Indian and Pakistani forces across Kashmir's ceasefire line, killing and maiming at a rate not seen in the entrenched conflict for two decades.

Climate change ravages Kashmir's 'red gold' saffron crop

Srinagar - On sweeping fields once blanketed in lush purple, a thin and bedraggled crop of flowers is all farmers in Indian-administered Kashmir's saffron-growing region Pampore have to show for this year's harvest.

Tough security for Indian Kashmir's first vote since autonomy cancelled

Srinagar - Thousands of troops guarded polling stations as Indian Kashmir on Saturday held its first direct elections since the government stripped its semi-autonomy last year.

At least 13 killed as India-Pakistan tensions flare in Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian and Pakistani forces on Friday waged their biggest artillery battle of the past year, leaving more than 13 dead and dozens wounded on both sides of their disputed Kashmir frontier, officials said.

Saudi angers India with independent Kashmir banknote

New Delhi - India has complained to Saudi Arabia over a banknote that shows Kashmir as a separate country, in the latest protest over maps of the disputed region that have also targeted foreign media outlets and a social media giant.

India frees top Kashmir politician after 14 months

Srinagar - India has freed a former chief minister of Kashmir who was detained 14 months ago along with thousands of others when New Delhi imposed direct rule on the disputed region with a huge security clampdown.

Modi's 'settler' masterplan for Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is changing Indian Kashmir's residency laws for the first time since 1947, in a bid to snuff out any challenge to the disputed territory belonging to India.

Pakistan PM Khan slams 'oppressor' India on Kashmir anniversary

Muzaffarabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan branded India an "oppressor and aggressor" on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi imposed direct rule on Indian-administered Kashmir.

Indian Kashmir under curfew ahead of 'black day' anniversary

Srinagar - Thousands of Indian troops imposed a curfew in Kashmir on Tuesday, with razor wire and steel barricades blocking main roads a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of the restive region being stripped of its autonomy.

India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

Srinagar - A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive region's semi-autonomy, officials said late Monday, citing intelligence reports of looming protests.

In Kashmir, the hills are alive with the sound of schooling

Srinagar - Sitting cross-legged and hunched over her textbooks in a lush meadow surrounded by mountains and pine trees, Tasleem Bashir can hardly contain her joy at being back at school.

Protests in Indian Kashmir over civilian death during attack

Srinagar - Hundreds of people in Indian-administered Kashmir staged protests on Wednesday, accusing government forces of killing a man during a rebel attack which also left a trooper dead.

Indian forces kill 3 militants in Kashmir's main city: police

Srinagar - Three militants were killed in a shootout with Indian government forces in the heart of Kashmir's main city Srinagar, police said Sunday, two days after eight rebels died in another gun battle.

Five Kashmir rebels killed as India steps up operations

Srinagar - Five suspected rebels were killed Wednesday in a dawn firefight with hundreds of troops in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said, as New Delhi escalates counter-insurgency efforts in the disputed territory.

Four rebels killed in second Indian Kashmir clash in two days

Srinagar - Four suspected rebels were killed by government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday just hours after five militants died in a firefight in the same area, officials said, as deadly clashes increase in the restive valley.

India uses disputed law to extend detention of former Kashmir leaders

Srinagar - Indian authorities have extended the detention of two former Kashmir chief ministers, held for the past six months under a security clampdown, using a law allowing for them to be locked up for two years without charge, police said Friday.

Overload on train to Kashmir's internet oasis

Banihal - Every day the train to Kashmir's remote cyber oasis Banihal is packed as people travel for hours to get online in the disputed region where internet has been cut for five months.

Back to pre-internet stone age in offline Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government "internet kiosks".

Grand mosque re-opened months after Kashmir autonomy stripped

Srinagar - Kashmir's main mosque re-opened for prayers Wednesday for the first time since the restive valley's semi-autonomous status was axed by New Delhi in August and a curfew imposed.

Two killed, seven injured in Kashmir grenade attacks: police

Srinagar - At least two people were killed in grenade attacks in Kashmir on Tuesday and two militants shot dead by Indian forces, officials said, in one of the region's most violent days since New Delhi imposed a security clampdown.

Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy

Srinagar - Kashmir on Tuesday marked 100 days since India stripped the restive Himalayan valley of its autonomy and imposed a strict communications blackout, with local journalists protesting the internet blackout.

Pakistan installs statue of Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir

Karachi - Pakistan has put on display a statue of an Indian pilot whose plane was shot down over Kashmir earlier this year, invoking the ire of India's media.

Indian Kashmir formally ceases to be a state

Srinagar - India's Muslim-majority region of Kashmir was formally divided on Thursday, almost three months after losing its autonomy in a move that triggered violence and stoked tensions with arch-rival Pakistan.

Gunmen kill five migrant workers in Kashmir as EU lawmakers visit

Srinagar - Unidentified gunmen shot dead five migrant labourers in Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, police said, in the bloodiest incident since New Delhi moved to strip the region of its autonomy.

Clashes as far-right EU lawmakers visit Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Dozens of clashes erupted in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said, as a delegation of mostly far-right European lawmakers paid a contentious visit to the restive region stripped of its autonomy in August.

Far-right Euro MPs lead landmark trip to Indian Kashmir

New Delhi - Nearly 30 Euro MPs, drawn mainly from extreme right-wing parties, will on Tuesday be the first international delegation to visit Indian Kashmir since authorities imposed a security clampdown in August to back the ending of the region's autonomy.
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