Friday, 23 August 2019

Tag Archives: Srinagar

Thousands protest in Kashmir over new status despite clampdown

SRINAGAR: Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting Delhi’s withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state in its main city of Srinagar, a police official and two witnesses said. The demonstration soon after Friday prayers was the largest since ...

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India warns Pakistan of ‘strong response’ to Kashmir attack

SRINAGAR: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a “strong response” to a car bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed at least 42 paramilitary personnel, with New Delhi calling for “the complete isolation of Pakistan” for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack. “We will give a befitting reply,” Modi ...

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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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CT 2017 win: Mirwaiz, Erdogan congratulate Pakistan

ANKARA/SRINAGAR: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and separatist leader in Jammu and Kashmir Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have congratulated the nation after Pakistan’s maiden Champions Trophy win in 2017 on Sunday. Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team #Pakistan — Mirwaiz Umar ...

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UN officials urge India to lift social media ban in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Two United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs are urging the Indian government to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir. The UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression and the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights ...

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Students closed their one eye as a mark of solidarity with pellet hit victims in Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar.

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Kashmir holds school exams after four months of unrest

Tens of thousands of students sat for their Class 12 annual exams yesterday after four months of unrest during which schools remained shut across the Kashmir Valley. Officials said nearly 95% of the 45,000 students appeared on the first day of the examinations across 484 centres in the valley. “The ...

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