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Category: Kashmir

Kashmir shutdown caused losses of more than $1 billion, trade body says

SRINAGAR – Economic losses in Kashmir have run well over a billion dollars since India revoked its autonomy and statehood in August, the main trade body in the Himalayan region said, adding that it planned to sue the government for damages. India turned its erstwhile state of Jammu […]

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Fear grips Kashmiri village where Indian migrant workers killed

KATRASOO, India – Locals in the Kashmiri village where five Indian migrant labourers were killed by gunmen last week say they are living in fear of militant groups as well as the subsequent crackdown by security forces. The five migrants, from India’s eastern state of West Bengal, were […]

One dead, 45 injured in grenade attack in Kashmir’s Srinagar – sources

SRINAGAR – One person died and at least 45 were injured on Monday in a grenade attack in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, Indian officials said, in the bloodiest incident since New Delhi stripped the region of special status on Aug. 5. The injured, including three Indian […]

India moves to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite protests, attacks

SRINAGAR, India – India will formally split up disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security clampdown for nearly three months. Street protests against the measures […]

EU lawmakers visit Kashmir as stone pelting protests resume

SRINAGAR, India – European Union lawmakers on Tuesday began the first visit by a foreign delegation to Indian Kashmir since New Delhi revoked the region’s autonomy in August, and stone-throwing protests resumed after a weeks-long lull, officials said. Local residents voiced anger that the federal government was trying […]

Suspected militants kill two in Indian Kashmir, set apple trucks ablaze

SRINAGAR, India – Suspected militants shot and killed two drivers and set fire to their apple trucks in Indian Kashmir on Thursday, a senior police official said. The official said the attack took place in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, which is a major apple-growing region and a hotbed […]

Kashmir apple trade picks up again under shadow of militant attacks

SRINAGAR – More than 10,000 trucks laden with apples left Indian-ruled Kashmir this week in a sign that the territory is returning to normal, according to officials and government data, after India imposed a clampdown on the region in August. Involving some 3.5 million people, apples are the […]

At least five injured in grenade attack in Kashmir’s Srinagar amid India clampdown

SRINAGAR, India – At least five people were injured in a grenade attack in India-controlled Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar on Saturday, police said, the second such attack since India stripped the Himalayan region of its special status. “Terrorists lobbed a grenade at HSH Street Srinagar,” Kashmir police […]

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