Category: Kashmir

India’s residency law in Kashmir amplifies demographic fears

SRINAGAR, India — For almost a century, no outsider was allowed to buy land and property in Indian-controlled Kashmir. That changed Aug. 5 last year when India’s Hindu nationalist government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the Himalayan state’s semi-autonomous powers and downgraded it to a federally […]

India on guard in Kashmir ahead of anniversary of lost autonomy

SRINAGAR, India – Indian soldiers patrolled streets and kept watch from the rooftops in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar on the eve of the first anniversary of the Muslim majority region’s loss of autonomy. Late on Monday, authorities imposed a curfew in Srinagar until Wednesday due to intelligence […]

Inspire faculty from NIT Srinagar working on marriage of material science & electrochemistry for sustainable energy

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 30: Dr. Malik Abdul Wahid from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar is a recipient of the INSPIRE Faculty award instituted by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India working in the area of energy research towards marriage of material […]

Indian troops kill militants, triggering clashes across Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India – Indian troops killed four militants in gun battles in Kashmir on Wednesday, including the commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi, a police official said, triggering clashes across the disputed region that left dozens injured. Hundreds of Indian soldiers launched an operation late […]

AP PHOTOS: Kashmir athletes struggle during virus lockdown

SRINAGAR, India — The coronavirus pandemic has restricted athlete Afreen Hyder to a small space in Indian-controlled Kashmir where she finds it difficult to do the martial arts routines she needs to keep fit. The 20-year-old shares a two-bedroom apartment with her parents in the disputed region’s main […]

Union ministers to visit Kashmir to spread awareness about positive impact of scrapping Art 370

New Delhi, Jan 15: A group of Union ministers will visit Jammu and Kashmir later this month to spread awareness about the positive impact of abrogation of Article 370 provisions and the development measures taken by the government for the region, sources said on Wednesday. The schedule for the […]

Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in J-K’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Jan 12: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gulshanpora area of Tral in the south Kashmir district Sunday morning after receiving specific intelligence about the […]

India grants diplomats access to Kashmir for first time in months

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI – Foreign diplomats visited Kashmir on Thursday for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region of special status in August, but some European nations and others declined to go after being refused permission to travel independently. India’s portion of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region, also […]

65-year-old PSA detainee from J-K dies in Allahabad jail

Srinagar, Dec 22: A 65-year-old detenu, a member of the banned Jamaat-I-Islamia, booked under the stringent Public Safety Act and sent outside Jammu and Kashmir has died in a jail at Allahabad, officials said on Sunday. Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, a resident of Kulangam in frontier district of Handwara in […]

Prayer at Kashmir’s biggest mosque for 1st time in 4 months

SRINAGAR, India — A call to afternoon prayer rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city for the first time in more than four months on Wednesday, ending a virtual ban on religious practice in the Muslim-majority region’s biggest mosque. The Jamia Masjid in Srinagar was shut […]

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