Category: Kashmir

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Huge anti-India protests erupt in southern Kashmir

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Massive anti-India protests have erupted in the southern villages of Indian-administered Kashmir following the killing of at least eight rebels. Kashmir police chief Swayam Prakash Pani told Al Jazeera that the rebels were killed in two separate gunfights, while the third gun battle in Shopian’s Kachdora village was still under way.…

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How custodial killings had been covered up in Kashmir

Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir – At around 6:30am on January 20, 1994, the Indian Army cordoned off the Barzulla Baghat locality in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. An announcement was made from the parapet of a nearby mosque, asking men to assemble at a ground behind the Saddar Police Station. “We shivered in cold,…

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Gun wrestle as warring parties storm Kashmir military camp

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – At least one soldier has been killed and several people have been wounded in a fierce gun battle as fighters stormed an army base in Jammu city of Indian-administered Kashmir, according to local officials. The attack on Sunjuwan army camp took place in the early hours of Saturday and was still…

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India Republic celebrations: A ‘unlit day’ in Kashmir

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations have been marked by a security clampdown in Indian-administered Kashmir, as authorities suspended internet services and thousands of soldiers patrolled the streets. The main celebratory event was held amid tight security at a sports stadium in the region’s main city, Srinagar, and was attended by politicians and top…

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Eight uninteresting as Kashmir unfriendly raid ends after 36 hours

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – A marathon gun battle at a paramilitary base in Indian-administered Kashmir has ended after almost 36 hours with the killing of the last remaining gunman fighting off Indian security forces. The fighting at the Lethpora-based camp, in southern Kashmir, left five Indian soldiers and three fighters dead, according to officials. The…

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Seven killed as rebels storm Kashmir paramilitary camp

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Four Indian soldiers and three fighters were killed in clashes as rebels stormed a paramilitary camp in the southern region of Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said. Another paramilitary personnel died after suffering a heart attack during the encounter on Sunday. Rajesh Yadav, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) spokesman, told Al Jazeera that fighters fired…

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India: Amnesty for first-time stone-throwers in Kashmir

Indian-administered Kashmir – The Indian government has offered amnesty to first-time stone-throwers in Indian-administered Kashmir, a move legal experts dismissed as meaningless, as most of the accused were “framed” in multiple cases. Lawyers of the pro-independence protesters in Kashmir say it will provide little relief to those who are facing jail for mostly minor offences…