Kashmir

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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Militants Storm Army Camp in Indian Kashmir, Security Personnel Killed

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Nov 29  – Militants attacked an army base near the Indian city of Jammu on Tuesday, killing two security personnel before taking positions inside the complex, officials said. Up to four gunmen attacked the large base in Nagrota just before dawn, a senior army official said. One militant was killed

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Indian Court Orders Release of Prominent Kashmiri Human Rights Activist

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, Nov 25 – A court in India’s restive state of Kashmir on Friday ordered police to release a prominent Kashmiri human rights activist arrested two months ago on charges of involvement in activities against the public order, saying authorities had no evidence. Khurram Parvez, 39, coordinator of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition

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Pakistan says Nine Killed in Indian Shelling of Bus in Kashmir

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Nov 23  – Indian shelling across the frontier into Pakistani-controlled Kashmir hit a bus, killing at least nine people, with three Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border firing, Pakistani officials said, as tension between the neighbours simmers. Describing the bus incident, senior police official Jamil Mir put the tally of

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Pakistan Says Seven Soldiers Killed by Indian Shelling

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India, Nov 14  – Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian shelling across the frontier in the disputed Kashmir region overnight, Pakistan‘s military said on Monday, as tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours simmer. Pakistan‘s military media wing, ISPR, said in a statement the seven soldiers were killed in the Bhimber sector on the “Line

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