Jammu and Kashmir

Wounded Kashmiris Blocked from Medical Help During Clashes: Rights Group

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Dec 6 – Indian security forces in Kashmir blocked medical care for injured protesters by firing on ambulances, holding up emergency vehicles and preying on hospital patients during clashes in the restive region this year, a health rights group said on Tuesday. At least 80 civilians were killed and more

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Released from Jail, Kashmiri Activist Vows to Fight for Prisoner Rights

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, Nov 30 – A prominent Kashmiri human rights activist who was released from prison on Wednesday said his two-month detention had strengthened his resolve to highlight violations against prisoners in India’s restive Himalayan state. Khurram Parvez, 39, coordinator of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has long campaigned against

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India says Pakistani Shelling Kills Two Soldiers at Kashmir Border

SRINAGAR, India, Nov 7 – The Indian army said Pakistani shelling killed two of its soldiers at posts along the border of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, and five others including three civilians were injured. It said it retaliated by destroying several Pakistani posts. Artillery tit-for-tat exchanges and skirmishes between the two have intensified along the frontier

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At Least 19 Killed in Latest India-Pakistan Border Firing

By Fayaz Bukhari and Abu Arqam Maqash SRINAGAR, India/MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Nov 1  –  India and Pakistan on Tuesday tallied at least 19 deaths in recent firing across their disputed border in Kashmir, where the nuclear-armed neighbors are engaging in increasingly intense artillery duels. Tension over the Himalayan region has run high since a September cross-border

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Bordering War: Pakistan-India Tensions Enter a War-Like Narrative

BY: Jyoti Malhotra A map of the undivided state of Jammu and Kashmir lays bare the plain truth for all to see. As the crow flies, the distance between Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, and Uri in the northern part of Indian-administered Kashmir is a mere 211 km. The road from Islamabad to Baramulla, once

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India Kills Eight Along Disputed Kashmir Border – Indian Officials

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, Sept 20  – Indian soldiers killed eight people trying to cross the disputed border with Pakistan in Kashmir on Tuesday and security forces were also fighting suspected militants near the frontier, army officials said, two days after a major attack on an Indian base. The flare-up in violence comes after India

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Mapping Kashmir’s Cycle of Discontent

By Asma Khan Lone Kashmir has erupted once again, engulfed by yet another cycle of conflict and violence—its Sisyphean bane. The trigger this time is the killing of rebel commander, Burhan Wani, the tech-savvy poster boy of the militant organization Hizb Ul Mujahideen. His killing led to an outpour of emotions and anger on the

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Kashmir: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A new wave of unrest in Kashmir threatens a fragile peace BY Shahnawaz Khan Indian-controlled Kashmir is on the boil, again. This time, the spike in violence occurred after the killing of militant commander, Burhan Wani by Indian police and security forces in the Kokernag area of southern Kashmir on July 8. Twenty-one-year-old Wani was more

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Three Indian Police Shot Dead in Kashmir Summer Capital

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, May 23 – Three Indian policemen were shot dead at point-blank range on Monday in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, in the first such attacks in almost three years, a senior police officer said. The attacks followed a weekend shootout in north Kashmir in which five militants

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Requiem For Kashmir

A generation grows restless at renewed violence BY Mirza Waheed One of the world’s longest struggles for freedom is spiking, yet again. On April 12,  outraged local residents gathered in a town square in north Kashmir to protest against the alleged molestation of a school girl by an army man. Within minutes, reports say two

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