The UN Security Council discussed disputed Kashmir at Pakistan’s request on Wednesday for the third time since India’s Hindu nationalist government decided to end the Muslim-majority region’s semi-autonomy a year ago. The United Nations’s most powerful body did not take any action or issue a statement after the virtual meeting[…]
Authorities have imposed a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. Officials announced a two-day “full curfew” on Monday citing intelligence reports of looming protests in the Muslim-majority region of seven million people, where locals have[…]
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have decided to allow Hindu pilgrims to visit the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath – a decision Kashmiri analysts say contradicts the government’s coronavirus lockdown policy. The annual Amarnath Yatra (journey), which receives hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across India, will likely begin on July[…]
A picture showing a three-year-old child sitting on his grandfather’s dead body in Sopore town of Indian-administered Kashmir has stirred anger in the Muslim-majority region, with the family of the deceased accusing the security forces of killing the 65-year-old civilian during a gunfight. “My brother was not a militant. He[…]
Two Pakistani officials expelled by India over spying allegations have returned home, a Pakistan embassy spokesman said, as the nuclear-armed rivals wrangle over the claims. The two staff members of the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi, whose names have not been disclosed, returned to Pakistan via the Wagah border[…]
Indian authorities have ordered the restoration of low-speed mobile internet in Indian-administered Kashmir, but have allowed access to just 300 “whitelisted” websites. The order to restore second-generation (2G) mobile internet and data services, issued late on Friday, ended the longest such outage in any democracy. It was imposed nearly six[…]
At least 55 people were killed and many others were missing after avalanches hit Pakistan-administered Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said. Two Pakistani officials quoted by the Reuters news agency said on Tuesday many villagers were still stranded in the avalanches in the Neelum Valley area[…]
The United Nations Security Council will meet at China’s request on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the Indian-administered Kashmir, diplomats said. The council will meet behind closed doors for the first time since a similar gathering in August, which was also called by Pakistan ally China, after India removed[…]
A senior Indian diplomat has come under fire after arguing that New Delhi ought to impose an ‘Israeli model’ to resettle Hindus into the disputed Kashmir territory, prompting cries of bigotry and demands for his resignation. The controversial suggestion was posed by India’s Consul General in New York, Sandeep Chakravorty,[…]
A former Indian Army major general has ‘gone dark’ after his angry call during a TV debate for “death for death, rape for rape” in Kashmir caused a public outcry among civilians and the military. A political talk show on the TV9 Bharatvarsh channel was about the exodus of non-Muslim[…]
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