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Category: Kashmir

The transported – Kashmiri prisoners sent far from home

SRINAGAR, India – One is a 19-year-old construction worker charged with aiding militants against Indian troops, the other is one of Kashmir’s most prominent lawyers, accused of being “an incorrigible secessionist”. Despite their different backgrounds, Uzair Maqbool Malik and Nazir Ahmad Ronga have something in common: they are among […]

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Apples rot in Kashmir orchards as lockdown puts economy in tailspin

In one of the world’s largest apple growing regions, a weeks-old lockdown imposed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi dramatically abolished the state’s special constitutional status has cut transport links with buyers in India and abroad, fruit growers and traders say, plunging the industry into turmoil. Modi sold the […]

Thousands detained in Indian Kashmir crackdown, official data reveals

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI – Authorities in Indian Kashmir have arrested nearly 4,000 people since the scrapping of its special status last month, government data shows, the most clear evidence yet of the scale of one of the disputed region’s biggest crackdowns. Muslim-majority Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan, […]

Indian police kill militant behind attack on Kashmir trader’s family

NEW DELHI – Security forces in Kashmir shot dead on Wednesday a suspected member of a Pakistan-based militant group who was accused of attacking the family of a fruit trader, the state police chief said. Tension is running high in Jammu and Kashmir since India withdrew the disputed […]

Curfew-like restrictions reimposed in several parts of Kashmir to foil Muharram processions

Srinagar, Sep 10: Curfew-like restrictions were reimposed on Tuesday in several parts of Kashmir, including the city, to foil any plans on taking out Muharram processions in the Valley as authorities apprehended that large congregations might lead to violence Commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas were completely […]

India imposes curfews in Kashmir after clashes during religious procession

SRINAGAR – India on Sunday imposed curfews in several parts of the contested Kashmir region, after clashes between security forces and Shi’ite Muslims taking part in a procession, officials and eyewitnesses said. At least 12 locals and six troops were injured on Saturday evening, officials told Reuters, as […]

Normal life remains affected in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 7:  Normal life remained affected in Kashmir on Saturday though authorities lifted the restrictions re-imposed a day earlier in some parts of the Valley as a precautionary measure. Authorities have been imposing restrictions in vulnerable areas of Kashmir every Friday, apprehending that vested interests might exploit […]

India seeks to portray sense of calm in locked-down Kashmir

NEW DELHI — Just before midnight on the eve of the biggest political change in Indian-administered Kashmir in decades, authorities shut down internet access, mobile and landline phones and cable TV in the disputed region home to 12.5 million people.Full Coverage: Kashmir Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government […]

Schools deserted in Kashmir as parents fear more unrest

SRINAGAR, India – Schools reopened in Srinagar on Monday but most classrooms were empty as parents kept their children home, fearing unrest over the government’s decision two weeks ago to revoke the region’s autonomy. Some 190 primary schools were set open in Srinagar as a sign of normalcy […]

RDD projects in Kashmir division reviewed

open view news desk SRINAGAR, MAY 08: Secretary Rural Development Department and Panchayat Raj, Sheetal Nanda, Wednesday convened a meeting to review progress of various ongoing projects in Kashmir division. The meeting took comprehensive stock of various schemes of the Department in the state including MGNREGA, Geo-tagging, job […]

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