Kashmir

The Bodywashers Living with a Taboo

Click here for the Arabic version of this story. By Tabish Khan It was the summer of 1992 and massive protests were going on in Soura, Srinagar —the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. Thousands of protesters had come out on the streets. They had gathered around an unidentified decaying body of a 16-year-old boy lying

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Pakistan Rejects U.S. Sanctions Against Kashmir Militant

ISLAMABAD, June 27 – Pakistan came out in defence of militants fighting Indian security forces in Kashmir on Tuesday, saying it was a legitimate struggle for freedom, after the United States put the head of one of the groups on its list of global terrorists. The U.S. State Department’s designation of Syed Salahuddin, the head

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Tulips Bloom in Kashmir as Indian Farmers Discover Flower Power

By Athar Parvaiz SRINAGAR, India, June 1 – As soon as his son graduated from college, Ghulam Mohi-u-Din Dar asked him to take care of the family flower business in Kral Sangri, near Srinagar, the largest city in Indian-administered Kashmir. “I knew it would be a waste of time for him to search for a

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India Says It Attacked Pakistan Army Posts in Divided Kashmir

NEW DELHI, May 23 – India said on Tuesday it had attacked and damaged Pakistani army posts in Kashmir as it sought to prevent militants infiltrating from the Pakistani side of the disputed region, but Pakistan denied the assertion. The Indian army said its troops had attacked positions in the Nowshera area, but it did

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Militants Kill Three Indian Soldiers in Kashmir Ambush

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Dec 17  – Militants attacked an Indian army convoy in Kashmir on Saturday, killing three soldiers, a defence spokesman said, in the latest in an uptick of violence in the disputed region at the heart of tensions with rival Pakistan. The men were ambushed on the outskirts of Srinagar, the

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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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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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The Armless Cricketer

The remarkable story of Aamir Hussain Lone By Tahir Ibn Manzoor  It is a story that has gone viral across social media outlets and captured the hearts of people all over the world. Aamir Hussain Lone, captain of Kashmir’s para-cricket team, is a true manifestation of the strength of human spirit, overcoming his own physical disability to

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Pakistan’s Outgoing Army Chief Sends Warning to India over Kashmir

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 – Pakistan’s outgoing army chief issued a stern warning to India over violence in the disputed region of Kashmir on Tuesday as he handed over command, saying patience should not be mistaken for weakness. Tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours has ratcheted up in recent months, leading to almost daily

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