Fayaz Bukhari

Indian police clamp curbs on media coverage of Kashmir gunbattles

Apr 09 2021

SRINAGAR, India Police in the Himalayan region of Kashmir have asked journalists to refrain from live coverage of gun battles with militants fighting Indian rule in the territory or protests, calling such reports a provocation amounting to interference in their duties.

Rohingyas in India's Jammu fear deportation after police detain over 150

Mar 08 2021

SRINAGAR Indian police have detained more than 150 Rohingya refugees found living illegally in the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir and a process has begun to deport them back to Myanmar, two officials said on Sunday. | Video

Arrival of "sticky bombs" in Indian Kashmir sets off alarm bells

Feb 28 2021

SRINAGAR, India Security forces battling a decades-long insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir are alarmed by the recent arrival in the disputed region of small, magnetic bombs that have wreaked havoc in Afghanistan.

Kashmir villagers hopeful but wary after India and Pakistan agree to ceasefire

Feb 26 2021

SRINAGAR, India/MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan Villagers living on both sides of the Line of Control dividing the Himalayan region of Kashmir welcomed an agreement between long-time foes India and Pakistan to stop shelling from each side, but some were sceptical it would hold.

India restoring fast mobile internet in Kashmir after 18 months

Feb 05 2021

SRINAGAR India said on Friday it was restoring high-speed mobile internet in the federal territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since August 2019, when the government withdrew the special rights of the restive Muslim-dominated region.

India says three militants killed in Kashmir, families contest allegiance

Dec 30 2020

SRINAGAR, India Indian security forces said they killed three militants in Kashmir's main city, Srinagar, on Wednesday after a gun battle, but families of the dead men said they were innocent.

Police charge army officer, civilian for killing three labourers in Kashmir

Dec 28 2020

SRINAGAR Police in Kashmir filed charges against an army officer and a civilian for allegedly killing three labourers and planting weapons to pass them off as militants, in a rare indictment of the military fighting an insurgency in the region.

India detains 75 in Kashmir after local election

Dec 26 2020

SRINAGAR, India India's government detained at least 75 Kashmiri political leaders and activists to forestall political unrest after an alliance of Kashmir's regional political parties won a local election, leaders and a police official said on Saturday.

Indian and Pakistani troops exchange fire, at least 15 dead

Nov 13 2020

SRINAGAR, India/MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan At least 10 civilians and five security personnel were killed in cross-border shelling between India and Pakistan on Friday, in one of this year's deadliest days along the heavily militarised frontier separating the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said.

Indian troops kill top Kashmiri militant commander

Nov 01 2020

SRINAGAR, India Indian security forces killed the chief of the largest militant group in Kashmir in a gun battle on Sunday, as the disputed region is riven by violence more than a year after New Delhi withdrew its semi-autonomy.

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