Kashmir

India’s Modi Hits out at Pakistan after Attack in Kashmir

MUMBAI – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized Pakistan on Saturday, accusing it of being an exporter of terrorism, and vowing to mount a global campaign to isolate it. The comments follow the Sept. 18 attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan. The attack claimed the lives of

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Pakistan’s Sharif says World Ignores South Asia Tension at its Peril

By David Brunnstrom UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused nuclear-armed rival India on Wednesday of putting unacceptable conditions on dialogue and said the world would ignore rising tension in South Asia at its peril. Sharif told the annual United Nations General Assembly Pakistan could not ignore India’s “unprecedented” arms build-up

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Kashmir: The Book Collector

A school dropout from Kashmir opens a ‘Travelers Library’ in Dal Lake BY Majid Maqbool In a small, nondescript room on the ground floor of a two-story wooden house, situated in the remote banks of Dal Lake in Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar, stands an impressive library put together by a soft-spoken handicrafts seller. Forty-seven-year-old Muhammad

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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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India Steps Up Kashmir Patrols After Army Base Attack it Blames on Pakistan

By Fayaz Bukhari and Rupam Jain SRINAGAR, India/NEW DELHI, Sept 19  – India stepped up patrols along its de facto border with Pakistan on Monday after gunmen killed 17 soldiers at a nearby army base, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration weighed its response to an attack India blames on its neighbour. The assault, in

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Curfew, Protests Mar Muslim Holy Day for Families in Indian Kashmir

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Sept 13  – In Srinagar, Indian Kashmir’s main city, calls to prayer ringing out from mosques went largely unanswered on Tuesday, as families in the Muslim-majority region heeded a curfew that made celebrating Eid nigh impossible. Adil Lateef was an exception. The 22-year-old was able to slip out of his

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India to Replace Some Pellet Guns with Chilli-Filled Shells in Kashmir

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Sept 5 – Indian security forces will use shells full of a chilli compound as an alternative to shotgun pellets, to control crowds in Kashmir, the interior minister said on Monday, after widespread use of the weapons wounded thousands and inflamed public anger. More than 3,800 people have been wounded

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Kerry Urges Pakistan to Push Harder Against Extremists

NEW DELHI, Aug 31 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Pakistan had made progress in the fight against extremism in recent months, but urged Islamabad to push harder against militants hiding within its borders as tensions with neighbor India rise amid more violence in the disputed region of Kashmir. “It is clear that

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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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U.S., India Pledge Deeper Security and Commercial Ties

By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI, Aug 30 – The United States and India pledged on Tuesday to deepen security and commercial ties at the start of an annual U.S.-India strategic dialogue in which tension with Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region will also be discussed. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny

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