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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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Kashmir: Big Trouble in Little Aripanthan

A central Kashmir village faces death with defiance By Majid Maqbool At about 7:45 a.m. on August 16, a contingent of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops and local police disembarked from their vehicles and reportedly opened fire in the main market road of Aripanthan village, where locals usually go to buy essentials. Four youths

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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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Indian Kashmir Protests Flare, Three Killed as Army Opens Fire

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, July 19 – Indian soldiers fired on a stone-throwing crowd defying a curfew in the Kashmir region, killing three people, police said on Tuesday, as unrest sparked by the death of a separatist militant flared. Authorities have imposed a curfew in Muslim-majority Kashmir for 11 days, blocked mobile phones and

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Five More Killed in India’s Jammu and Kashmir Protests, Curfews Imposed

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, July 10 – Four protesters and a police officer were killed in India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Sunday, police said, raising the death toll in violence sparked by the death of a separatist militant to 20 since Friday. Protests erupted after security services on Friday evening shot dead 22-year-old

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