Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tag Archives: Kashmir

Kashmir on edge after local government falls amid militant clashes

Kashmiri protesters throw stones and bricks at Indian paramilitary soldiers during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar. Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP SRINAGAR: The disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir is on edge after clashes between militants and security forces, and the collapse of the local government over disagreements that include how ...

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UN calls for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on alleged violations committed in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, ...

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UK, Pakistan reiterate to further strengthening bilateral ties

LONDON: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif met Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. The two leaders reviewed progress in bilateral relations and reiterated commitment to further strengthening these ties by enhancing trade, promoting investment and ...

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At least four killed after rebel-army gun battle in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian-administered Kashmir – Four civilians and an Indian soldier were killed in a gun battle in southern Kashmir, sparking mass protests across the region in which dozens were wounded during clashes with security forces. Inspector General of Police told the civilians were killed in the crossfire after soldiers confronted ...

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Ten Killed in Attack on Indian Army Camp in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The death toll from a militant attack on an army base in the India-administered part of Kashmir climbed to 10, police said, as a siege at the compound stretched into a second day. A firefight erupted Saturday when an unknown number of heavily armed militants stormed the base in ...

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Pellet blinded Kashmiri girl passes board exams

SRINAGAR: A 16-year-old Kashmiri girl, Insha Mushtaq hailing from Indian-administered Kashmir was blinded by pellets fired by the Indian Army in 2016 and has recently managed to clear an exam she appeared for. The pellet fire resulted in the Mushtaq giving up her life-long ambition of studying medicine and she ...

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Mehbooba says Pak-India dialogue only option to end Kashmir violence

SRINAGAR: An official in Indian Kashmir has called on Pakistan and India to resume dialogue, which she says is the only solution to the 70-year-old dispute between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Mehbooba Mufti , chief minister of Indian Kashmir , Sunday made an appeal to Islamabad and New Delhi to ...

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Pakistan has done enough for everyone, will not do more: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The chief military spokesman on Thursday chose not to respond to the allegations levelled by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that the army was involved in his ouster. At a media briefing, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) refused to answer a ...

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