Tag: Kashmir

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 Khurram Parvez from the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, which monitors conflict-related deaths. / AFP PHOTO / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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.