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In Indian Kashmir, social media becomes a battleground

Srinagar - An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter in Indian Kashmir has highlighted social media's role in energising an insurgency that has roiled the disputed Himalayan region for decades.

In Indian Kashmir, social media becomes a battleground

Srinagar - An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter in Indian Kashmir has highlighted social media's role in energising an insurgency that has roiled the disputed Himalayan region for decades.

Lives half-lived: The hidden cost of Kashmir conflict

Muzaffarabad - Muhammad Ashraf's eyes fill with tears, overwhelmed by grief and joy all at once, as he recounts being reunited with his family 26 years after they were torn apart by insurgency in disputed Kashmir."My son was 12 years old when we separated.

Girls help preserve Kashmir's Sufi music traditions

Srinagar - When Kashmiri teenager Shabnam Bashir first took up classical Sufi music three years ago, she had to practise singing in secret because all the men in her Muslim family opposed her new passion.

Policeman killed in Kashmir hours after Modi visit

Srinagar - A grenade explosion killed a police officer and injured 10 other security personnel in Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, police said, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the tense region.

Policeman killed in Kashmir hours after Modi visit

Srinagar - A grenade explosion killed a police officer and injured 10 other security personnel in Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, police said, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the tense region.

Policeman killed in Kashmir hours after Modi visit

Srinagar - A grenade explosion killed a police officer and injured 10 other security personnel in Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, police said, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the tense region.

Seven killed in Indian Kashmir gunbattles

Srinagar - Three soldiers and four suspected militants were killed in separate gunbattles in Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said, marking an uptick in violence in the restive region.

Pakistan thanks India after Kashmiri boy reunited with mother

Muzaffarabad - Pakistan has sent a rare message of thanks to arch-rival India after a five-year-old boy who was taken to India by his father nearly a year ago was reunited with his Pakistani mother.

Pakistan thanks India after Kashmiri boy reunited with mother

Muzaffarabad - Pakistan has sent a rare message of thanks to arch-rival India after a five-year-old boy who was taken to India by his father nearly a year ago was reunited with his Pakistani mother.

Pakistan thanks India after Kashmiri boy reunited with mother

Muzaffarabad - Pakistan has sent a rare message of thanks to arch-rival India after a five-year-old boy who was taken to India by his father nearly a year ago was reunited with his Pakistani mother.

Islamists protest after Pakistan holds Mumbai attacks suspect

Lahore - A militant group held protests in Pakistan's major cities Tuesday after its leader, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was put under house arrest following years of foreign pressure.

Islamists protest after Pakistan holds Mumbai attacks suspect

Lahore - A militant group held protests in Pakistan's major cities Tuesday after its leader, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was put under house arrest following years of foreign pressure.

Islamists protest after Pakistan holds Mumbai attacks suspect

Lahore - A militant group held protests in Pakistan's major cities Tuesday after its leader, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was put under house arrest following years of foreign pressure.

Pakistan cracks down on group linked to Mumbai attacks

Lahore - Pakistan's police have placed a firebrand cleric linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks under house arrest, an AFP reporter saw late Monday, after the government issued a directive following years of pressure to act.

Kashmir struggles to cope with tide of trauma

Srinagar - In a consultation room in a Kashmiri hospital, Parvaiz Ahmed struggles to find the words to describe how his interrogation at the hands of India's security forces seven years ago has left him traumatised.

Rush to build bunkers in Pakistani Kashmir as fears grow

- Residents in Pakistani Kashmir are racing to build underground bunkers for the first time since the 1990s, frightened by what they say is the worst cross-border violence since a ceasefire was agreed in 2003.

Two Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

Srinagar - Armed militants attacked a major Indian army base near the border with Pakistan early Tuesday, killing two soldiers, police said.

Nine killed in Indian firing on Kashmir bus: Pakistan

Muzaffarabad - At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded in cross-border fire which hit a Pakistani bus in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest deadly skirmish between India and Pakistan.

Militants killed as three-day Indian Kashmir gunbattle ends

Srinagar - A gunbattle which lasted almost three days in Indian Kashmir ended Wednesday with the killing of two militants holed up inside a government building, as the region reels from deadly unrest.

Boy's killing sparks fresh clashes, curfew in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian-administered Kashmir's main city came under curfew again after thousands clashed with government forces during the funeral of boy killed in protests, police said Saturday.

Three suspected rebels killed in Indian Kashmir attack

Srinagar - Indian soldiers Thursday killed three suspected militants who tried to attack an army base in Indian Kashmir, officers said, the latest incident to have hiked tensions with archrival Pakistan.

One dead in suspected rebel attack on Indian Kashmir army camp

New Delhi - Suspected militants fired on an army camp in Indian Kashmir late Sunday killing one trooper, police said, two weeks after a similar deadly attack that spiked tensions between arch rivals India and Pakistan.

Pakistan impregnable, military insists after Kashmir 'raid'

Bani - Pakistani military officials point to an Indian army post high on a forested ridge along the Line of Control dividing Kashmir, insisting any incursions are impossible, after skirmishes ignited dangerous tensions between the nuclear rivals.

India-Pakistan tensions stir villagers' wartime memories

Abupura - As he surveyed his largely deserted village along India's border with Pakistan, Kuldeep Singh cast his mind to his childhood when his home was on the frontline of a full-blown war between the two arch rivals.

New India-Pakistan salvos as UN chief offers to mediate

New Delhi - Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fresh fire across their border Saturday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon offered to mediate between the nuclear-armed neighbours following an alarming spike in tensions.

UN chief offers to mediate over Kashmir tensions

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered to act as mediator between India and Pakistan to defuse rising tensions over disputed Kashmir.

India evacuates border villages after commando raids on Pakistan

Connaught Place - India evacuated thousands of people living near the border with Pakistan on Friday, a day after carrying out ground raids along the de-facto frontier in disputed Kashmir that have dramatically escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.
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The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) office in Hyderpora, Srinagar, Kashmir.
The latest surge in violence began in June when regular street battles between Kashmiri youths and t...
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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Parveena Ahangar, chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir.
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The coach makes a point to his wards.
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Basharat lends a helping hand.
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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.
Anti-India sentiments have reached a feverish pitch in Kashmir Valley.
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