Tag: Kashmir

Kashmiri men carry coffin of Shujaat Bukhari, the slain editor-in-chief of the Srinagar based English language daily newspaper Rising Kashmir, during his funeral procession at Kreeri, 40 Kilometres (25 miles) from Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 15, 2018. The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Indian authorities to investigate …

Veteran Journalist Gunned Down in Kashmir

52-year-old journalist Shujaat Bukhari — founder and editor of the English-language daily paper Rising Kashmir — was reportedly murdered by three motorcycle-riding gunmen outside his office in the city center of Lal Chowk on Thursday evening.

Indian Kashmiris clash with police in Srinagar on April 1

Unrest in Kashmir Fuels Violent Protests, Beheading, Travel Restrictions, Gunfights

Indian-administered Kashmir is facing widespread unrest involving violent clashes between student protesters and Indian police, the beheading of a man by Pakistan-linked terrorists, and deadly gunfights pitting security forces against militants, all of which ultimately prompted authorities to impose travel restrictions.

This photo taken on December 23, 2016 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets being launched from the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Yellow Sea, off China's east coast. Taiwan's defence minister warned on December 27 that enemy threats were growing daily after China's aircraft carrier …

Report: China ‘Upgrading’ Military Technology to Face Threat from India

China is “upgrading” its military theater command that covers operations at or near its border with India as it prepares to confront and repel “any threat” from the south, a Chinese armed forces specialist told the communist nation’s propaganda newspaper the Global Times.

Kashmir Muslim protesters hold a flag of Islamic State as they shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 8, 2016. Police fired teargas and pellet guns to disperse Kashmiris who gathered after Friday afternoon prayers to protest against Indian control over a part of …

Report: Islamic State, al-Qaeda Expanding in Disputed Kashmir

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and its alleged rival al-Qaeda are expanding their Sunni jihadi operations into the disputed Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir, claimed by Pakistan, India, and China, according to a report published Wednesday.

Kashmiri protestors clash with Indian government forces after Eid prayers in downtown Srinagar on June 26, 2017. The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, which ended with the Eid al-Fitr feast, was particularly bloody one for mainly Muslim Kashmir. Fifty-one people were killed this Ramadan in the restive region according to …

Ramadan Ends with Violent Protests in Indian-Held Kashmir

Violent protests erupted in the India-held Kashmir region during the last week of Ramadan holiday, culminating in violent demonstrations after the Eid prayers marking the end of the Muslim holy month. At least ten injuries were reported by Indian media.

Mohammed Ayub Pandith's relatives mourn his killing. Image credit: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Indian Policeman Stoned to Death by Muslim Mob in Kashmir

Local reports say the officer, Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Mohammad Ayub Pandith, who was not in uniform, was confronted by a group of worshipers after being seen taking photos on his cellphone. He then panicked and drew out his gun, firing at the group and injuring three people, which led to the incident.

Indian activists stage a candlelight vigil in Bangalore on May 4, 2017, to condemn recent allegations of the mutilation of Indian soldiers' bodies by Pakistani soldiers in the disputed region of Kashmir. The Indian army accused Pakistan on May 1, of killing two of its soldiers and mutilating their bodies …

Report: ‘Two Dozen Beheadings or Mutilations of Soldiers’ in Kashmir Border Since 1998

The Line of Control (LoC), which refers to the 450-mile disputed border that separates the Kashmir region into territory respectively controlled by nuclear-armed foes Pakistan and India, is no stranger to acts of brutality, such as the recent beheadings and mutilations, considered “particularly humiliating,” reports the New York Times (NYT).