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India arrests former Kashmir chief minister

New Delhi - A former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, seen as being pro-India, has been formally arrested under a law allowing him to be held for up to two years without charge, authorities said Tuesday.

Screams in the night in Indian Kashmir

Connaught Place - The soldiers came after midnight, Abid Khan says, his hands trembling, one of around two dozen young men in just one part of Kashmir who say they have been tortured by the Indian army.

Protests mount in Indian Kashmir clampdown

Srinagar - Kashmir has seen an average of nearly 20 protests per day against Indian rule over the last six weeks despite a security lockdown to quell unrest, a senior government source told AFP.

Pakistan calls for UN probe of India actions in Kashmir

Geneva - Pakistan's foreign minister demanded Tuesday that the UN launch an international investigation into the situation in Indian Kashmir, warning of the risk of "genocide" in the Muslim-majority region.

Kashmir families allege brutality by Indian forces

Srinagar - Burhan Nazir Parrey, 16, had a gaping wound in his shoulder the size of a cricket ball, the latest victim of what Kashmiris say is indiscriminate brutality by Indian forces.He is one of the lucky ones.

India tightens Kashmir lockdown over Muslim processions

Srinagar - Authorities on Sunday tightened a month-long security lockdown in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar after breaking up religious processions by Shiite Muslims who defied a ban.

Teenager dies in Indian Kashmir in month-old lockdown

New Delhi - The army in Indian Kashmir said Wednesday a teenager has died after being hit by stone-pelting protesters in the restive region that has been under lockdown for a month.

Pakistan PM Khan leads nationwide protests over Kashmir

Islamabad - Thousands rallied across Pakistan Friday in mass demonstrations against New Delhi's actions in disputed Kashmir, with Prime Minister Imran Khan leading the most ambitious public protests targeting India in years.

Pakistan PM Khan calls for nationwide protests over Kashmir

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for mass demonstrations across the country to protest against Delhi's actions in Indian-administered Kashmir, as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals continued to boil.

500 protests, hundreds injured in Kashmir lockdown: govt source

Srinagar - At least 500 incidents of protest have broken out in Indian Kashmir since New Delhi revoked its autonomy more than three weeks ago, a senior government source told AFP Wednesday, as authorities promised to create 50,000 jobs in the restive region.

India lockdown a major blow for Kashmir tourism

Srinagar - On Srinagar's Dal Lake, intricately decorated houseboats usually packed with tourists lie empty as Kashmir's tourism sector reels from a three-weeks-long lockdown imposed as India revoked the picturesque region's autonomy.

Truck driver killed in Kashmir ahead of Modi-Trump talks

Srinagar - Stone-throwing protesters in Indian Kashmir killed a driver of what they thought was a military truck, police said Monday, as a crippling security lockdown entered its fourth week.

India defends blocking politicians from visiting Kashmir

New Delhi - Authorities on Sunday defended blocking opposition Indian politicians from visiting Muslim-majority Kashmir, saying it was to "avoid controversy" weeks after stripping the restive region of its autonomy and imposing a major clampdown.

France watching Kashmir rights, Macron tells Modi

Vineuil-saint-firmin - France's Emmanuel Macron had a "frank" exchange with India's Narendra Modi about tensions in divided Kashmir on Thursday, telling him Paris would remain attentive to the rights of people living both sides of the ceasefire line.

UN experts urge India to end 'collective punishment' in Kashmir

Geneva - A group of UN human rights experts on Thursday urged India to end the communications blackout imposed on Kashmir, warning it amounted to "collective punishment" and risked exacerbating regional tensions.

Tiger by the tail: Pakistan's militant challenge in Kashmir

Muzaffarabad - Pressure is mounting on Pakistan to contain militants itching for a fight with arch-nemesis India amid growing calls for action in its escalating dispute with New Delhi over Kashmir.

'We won't give an inch': India faces defiance in 'Kashmir's Gaza'

Srinagar - Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call "Kashmir's Gaza" as a mosque loudspeaker broadcasts slogans of liberation.

Kashmir families demand answers for 'unaccounted for' deaths

Srinagar - Rafiq Shagu's wife died shortly after Friday prayers in India's Muslim-majority Kashmir when tear gas smashed through a window in their home and filled the room.

Two killed in Kashmir as Trump offers to mediate

Srinagar - A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said Wednesday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the "explosive" situation.

Trump offers to mediate 'explosive' Kashmir standoff

Washington - US President Donald Trump offered Tuesday to mediate the "explosive" situation in Kashmir amid mounting international concern over a flare-up in violence between India and Pakistan in the divided region.

Pakistan extends military chief's tenure amid Kashmir row

Islamabad - Pakistan extended its military chief's tenure Monday, ensuring stability in what is arguably the country's most powerful position as tensions soar with rival India and Washington is expected to announce a withdrawal deal in Afghanistan.

Empty classrooms as some schools re-open in Indian Kashmir

New Delhi - Some Kashmir schools re-opened on Monday but were largely empty following weekend clashes in Srinagar, two-weeks after India removed the restive region's autonomy and imposed a lockdown.

4,000 detained in Kashmir since autonomy stripped: govt sources

Srinagar - Thousands of people have been detained in Indian Kashmir over fears of unrest after New Delhi stripped the region of its autonomy two weeks ago, government sources told AFP.

Pakistan, India exchange cross-border fire after UN meet on Kashmir

Srinagar - India and Pakistan exchanged "heavy" cross-border fire on Saturday, after New Delhi's move to strip the restive Kashmir region of its autonomy prompted a rare meeting of the UN Security Council.

Indian ambassador to UN slams international interference over Kashmir

New York - India's ambassador to the United Nations on Friday slammed international interference over Kashmir, after the Security Council held its first formal meeting on the disputed region in almost 50 years.

India slams international interference in Kashmir after clashes

Srinagar - Hundreds of protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with police Friday as New Delhi seethed at a rare UN Security Council meeting about the disputed Muslim-majority region -- the first in nearly 50 years.

India says some Kashmir restrictions eased

Srinagar - India has eased some restrictions on movement in Kashmir but phones and the internet remained cut off for a 12th day on Friday, a police official in the restive territory said.

UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir behind closed doors: diplomats

New York - The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold a rare meeting on Kashmir after India stripped the region of its autonomy, sparking a row with Pakistan, diplomats told AFP Thursday.

Five killed in India-Pakistan border clashes as Modi hails Kashmir move

New Delhi - Five people were killed in cross-border fire between India and Pakistan, officials said Thursday, amid heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals since New Delhi controversially stripped contested Kashmir of its autonomy.

Pakistan vows to respond to any Indian aggression in Kashmir

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed Wednesday the time had come to teach Delhi a lesson and promised to "fight until the end" against any Indian aggression in the disputed region of Kashmir.
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