SRINAGAR, May 20: A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces who have faced a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region.

Terror in South Asia

April 21, 2019 01:25 am

Terrorism is the result of incompatible interest of various groups, individuals and even the states. At this juncture of time, India, Pakistan and somehow China are involved in tension over Kashmir. As SAARC chair, and a contributor of Gorkha troops to Indian Army which become the victims of geopolitical constraints, Nepal needs to remain vigilant about the situation likely to flare up in its neighborhood.

KARACHI, April 7: Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India will attack again this month, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Sunday, as tension over a February standoff between the two nuclear-armed neighbors had appeared to ease.

NEW DELHI, March 8: Indian cricketers wore army camouflage-style caps in a match with Australia on Friday in solidarity with Indian paramilitary police killed in a militant attack by a Pakistan-based group and in an unusually strong display of patriotic fervor in sport.

NEW DELHI, March 8: A deluge of online hoaxes that hit Indian social media as the country fought aerial battles with neighbouring Pakistan has heightened fears over the "fake news" war looming in India's national election.

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JAMMU, March 7: A grenade explosion at a bus stand in the Indian city of Jammu wounded at least 18 people on Thursday, police said, in an attack just weeks after a Pakistan-based militant group killed 40 paramilitary police in Kashmir, almost sparking a war.

BEIJING, March 7: China has praised Pakistan’s “restraint” and willingness to talk with India to ease tensions between the two countries after a deadly bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir last month.

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE, March 6: High-resolution satellite images reviewed by Reuters show that a religious school run by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in northeastern Pakistan appears to be still standing days after India claimed its warplanes had hit the Islamist group’s training camp on the site and killed a large number of militants.

Under nuclear shadow

March 4, 2019 01:00 am

Unless Kashmir issue is amicably settled, South Asia will continue to remain under a looming shadow of nuclear war

SRINAGAR/ MUZAFFARABAD, March 3 : As India and Pakistan seemingly dial down hostilities that brought the arch enemies to the brink of another war, a massive crackdown on militancy in the Indian-controlled Kashmir region is killing both militants and security personnel in big numbers.

SRINAGAR, March 2: Officials say two siblings and their mother have been killed in cross-border shelling between Indian and Pakistani soldiers in disputed Kashmir.

ISLAMABAD, March 1: Pakistan plans to lodge a complaint against India at the United Nations, accusing it of “eco-terrorism” over air strikes that damaged pine trees and brought the nuclear-armed nations to blows, a government minister said on Friday.

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, Feb 28 : Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire briefly along the contested border in Kashmir on Thursday morning, a day after the two nuclear powers both downed enemy jets, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot.

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28: The United States, Britain and France proposed on Wednesday that the United Nations Security Council blacklist the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, which said it attacked an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir.

Pakistan, India down warplanes

February 27, 2019 12:23 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Indian and Pakistan’s air force have downed warplanes of one another, according to the Associated Press.

Srinagar, Feb 27: An IAF jet crashed on Wednesday in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least one person, the Press Trust of India reported quoting the Indian government officials.

NEW DELHI, Feb 27: New Delhi sought to ease soaring tensions with an infuriated Islamabad Wednesday after carrying out an air strike on Pakistan's territory, as the US urged the nuclear-armed neighbours to "exercise restraint".

Details are still limited, but Pakistan claims that Indian military aircraft crossed the Line of Control separating both countries in the hotly contested Jammu and Kashmir region and violated its airspace, possibly in an attempt to strike targets on the Pakistani side.

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Feb 23: More than 100 separatists in Kashmir were detained in overnight raids, police officials said on Saturday, as part of a crackdown on groups that might cause trouble ahead of nationwide elections set to be held by May.

Water resources minister says the country will divert supply to people in Jammu, Kashmir and Punjab after deadly attack

NEW DELHI, Feb 20: US President Donald Trump Tuesday described as a "horrible situation" the Pulwama terrorist attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group, in which 40 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed, and said he was getting reports on it and would issue a statement.

Tensions between nuclear-armed neighbors Indian and Pakistan are mounting following the deadliest militant attack in Kashmir’s three-decade separatist insurgency.

SRINAGAR, Feb 18: Indian security forces on Monday killed two suspected organisers of a deadly suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir that has fuelled tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, police said.

NEW DELHI, Feb 16: With India’s national elections barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish nuclear-rival Pakistan for a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy that killed at least 41 soldiers in disputed Kashmir.

NC condemns Kashmir suicide bomb attack

February 15, 2019 20:57 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Nepali Congress has condemned the suicide bomb attack that claimed lives of 40 Indian soldiers in Pulawa of Kashmir on Thursday.

SRINAGAR, Feb 13: At least 25 high school students were injured by an explosion in their classroom in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, police and medics said.

SRINAGAR, Dec 17: Soldiers and police fanned out across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday to enforce a security lockdown for a second straight day to stop anti-India protests and foil a call by separatists for a march toward India’s main military garrison in the disputed region.

SRINAGAR, Dec 16: Indian forces who were exchanging fire with insurgents in disputed Kashmir on Saturday fatally shot at least seven civilians when large crowds descended on the site of the gunbattle in support of the militants, police, and residents said.

SRINAGAR, Oct 17: Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city of disputed Kashmir on Wednesday shortly after a gunbattle between militants and government forces killed at least two suspected rebels and a counterinsurgency police official.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25: Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), India has sent a stern message to Islamabad on Kashmir. Calling Pakistan’s reference to Kashmir at the UNGA an “annual itch” for Pakistan, India’s permanent representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin said, “India is part of the mainstream of global community, if someone else wants to fritter away the time and have an annual itch, it is their choice.”

CARACAS, Sept 23: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan labeled India arrogant Saturday for canceling what would have been the countries' first high-level talks in years, decrying "small men occupying big offices" who opposed change.

TEHRAN, Sept 14: In her first address to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged India and Pakistan to take meaningful action on addressing issues highlighted in the UN report on human rights violations in Kashmir.

KASHMIR, Sept 5: Horrific details have emerged about the case of a nine-year-old girl, whose stepmother allegedly got her raped and killed in Kashmir’s Baramulla district last week. After being raped – by her step brother and three others – she was hit in the head with an axe, her eyes were gouged out and acid was poured on her body, police said.

A first-of-its-kind UN report on alleged human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir provoked a strong reaction on Thursday from India, which described it as “fallacious, tendentious and motivated” and a violation of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. In the Kashmir Valley, a separatist leader welcomed the report as did the Pakistan foreign office in Islamabad.

INDIA, May 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on Saturday a hydroelectric power plant in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting protest from neighbour Pakistan that says the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Ambassador of Pakistan Mazhar Javed speaking at a talk program in Kathmandu on Monday called for resolving the dispute on Jammu and Kashmir as per the wishes of the people there.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Pakistan has called on the international community to urge India to put an immediate end to the gross human rights violations of innocent Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir.

SRINAGAR, India Oct, 10:  Four rebels and an army soldier were killed in three gunbattles in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Tuesday.

China, India soldiers clash in Kashmir

August 16, 2017 15:34 pm

SRINAGAR, India, August 16: Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday, potentially escalating tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere.

SRINAGAR, India, August 5: A gunbattle between Indian troops and Kashmiri rebels on Saturday killed three insurgents in the disputed Himalayan region and triggered a new round of anti-India protests and clashes.

Militants kill Hindu Pilgrims in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, July 11: As the Indian government blamed separatist rebels Tuesday for gunning down seven Hindu pilgrims and wounding 19 more before fleeing into the night, Kashmiri rebel groups condemned the rare, deadly attack on civilians and insisted they had no part in it.

SRINAGAR, July 10: Six Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two of militant attacks on police.

SRINAGAR, India, June 3:  Indian and Pakistani forces exchanged gunfire across a cease-fire line dividing Kashmir between the two rivals in the latest fighting there, wounding at least two villagers on the Pakistani side, officials said Saturday.

SRINAGAR, India, May 13: The Indian army says two civilians have been killed and three wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir as Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire in the disputed Himalayan region.

SRINAGAR, May 11: Two United Nations special rapporteurs urged the Indian government Thursday to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-controlled portion of disputed Kashmir.

SRINAGAR, May 7:  Rebels attacked a police squad in the Indian portion of Kashmir, triggering a gun-battle that left three civilians, one officer and an assailant dead, police said Sunday.

SRINAGAR, India, April 27:  India's government has banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in parts of the disputed region of Kashmir after viral videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. But the sites remained online Thursday morning as the local telecom company struggled to block them.

SRINAGAR, April 26: One video showed a young Kashmiri man strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters. Others showed soldiers beating local men with sticks as other troops stood by with guns drawn.