Kashmir News

Indian authorities re-impose curfew in Kashmir’s main city

Jul 29th, 2016 | By

Authorities have re-imposed curfew in the main city of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir to prevent a protest march to the main mosque called by separatist leaders before Friday afternoon prayers. Residents say government forces visited homes in Srinagar before dawn and asked them to stay indoors. One resident, Bashir Ahmed, says police didn’t allow bakers



UN asks India to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

The United Nations has asked India to repeal the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, saying it had no role to play in a democracy. This comes amid clamour for withdrawal of AFSPA from Kashmir. A United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur today urged India to repeal the controversial law that gives its military special powers



Curfew, restrictions continue in Kashmir

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

Authorities continued curfew and restrictions on Tuesday in the Kashmir Valley. “Curfew shall continue without any relaxation in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama districts while restrictions will remain in force in parts of Srinagar, Sopore and Kupwara,” a senior police official told IANS. An unruly mob on Monday torched an irrigation department office in Anantnag



Kashmir row: Death toll reaches 44 with deaths due to bullet injuries, with newspaper facility still un-resumed

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Kashmir had to go without newspapers on Tuesday despite the end of a three-day ban imposed by the authorities to quell the unrest that has claimed another life. Sources said the government’s decision to lift the ban came too late on Monday for printing the next day’s edition, adding the newspapers editors association would



Two more killed in Kashmir; toll rises to 43, 2,125 injured

Jul 19th, 2016 | By

Two persons including a woman were killed and seven others wounded when Army opened fire, after allegedly being attacked with stones by an irate crowd at Qazigund, the gateway to Kashmir Valley from the south, on Monday evening. With these fatal injuries, the death toll in security forces’ firings and other actions during the days



Solidarity with Kashmiri martyrs being observed

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

In Azad Kashmir, the day of solidarity with Kashmiri martyrs is being observed today to pay tributes to Shuhada-e Kashmir and condemn the Indian state terrorism in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In pursuance of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s directives, PML-N Azad Kashmir President Raja Farooq Haider has asked all candidates and workers of his party



Curfew imposed in all 10 districts of Kashmir

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

Fearing large scale violence after Friday prayers, authorities clamped curfew in all the 10 districts of the Valley on Friday. To prevent the spread of passion-stoking rumours and posts on social media by anti-social elements, authorities have suspended all internet and mobile phone connectivity in the Valley. For the last six days, mobile phone operations



Kashmir violence: US expresses distress, says it’s a matter of grave concern

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

Expressing concern over the violence in Kashmir and describing the death of over 30 people as of “grave concern”, the US said today. “We are very concerned about the deaths of the protesters. I understand it’s over 30 now; that’s of grave concern to us.  We continue to be in touch with the government of



United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon concerned over Kashmir situation

Jul 12th, 2016 | By

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon is concerned over the tense situation in Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, a spokesperson said on Monday. Stephane Dujarric told reporters the UN chief has noted with concern the situation unfolding in Kashmir. Dujarric strongly rejected remarks by a Pakistani journalist that the UN



Pakistan Summons Indian Envoy Over Kashmir Violence

Jul 12th, 2016 | By

Pakistan’s government on July 11 summoned India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gautam Bambawale, to discuss a series of deadly clashes that have killed at least 23 people in India-administered Kashmir. At least three protesters and a police officer were killed in the Muslim-majority region on July 10, raising the death toll in violence sparked by