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Hindus, Muslims in Yamuna Vihar divided due to last month’s riot

NEW DELHI: For years, Hindus and Muslims lived and worked peacefully together in Yamuna Vihar, a densely populated Delhi district. But the riots that raged through the district last month appear to have cleaved lasting divisions in the community, reflecting

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India refuses entry to British lawmaker critical of Kashmir policy

LONDON: A British lawmaker, who chairs an all-party group on Kashmir, has been denied entry to India after she criticised the government’s decision to strip the disputed Himalayan region of its constitutional autonomy. Debbie Abrahams, a MP for the opposition

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Indian Kashmir hit by general strike called by separatists

SRINAGAR, India: Indian-held Kashmir was hit by a general strike yesterday called by the separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) to mark the anniversary of the death of a Kashmiri man who was executed for his part in an attack

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India extends detention of prominent Kashmiri political leaders

SRINAGAR: India has extended the detention of four political leaders in Kashmir and a prominent lawyer who have been held since August to quell dissent after the federal government stripped the region of its autonomy, officials and a lawyer said

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Senior police officer arrested in Kashmir on suspicion of aiding militants

SRINAGAR: A senior police officer has been arrested in Indian Kashmir and accused of aiding militants after he was found driving two suspected insurgents toward Jammu, Kashmir’s chief of police told reporters yesterday. The Muslim-majority Kashmir valley, claimed by both

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China postpones UN Security Council discussion on Kashmir

China has postponed a discussion by the UN Security Council planned yesterday about the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir because the UN peacekeeping mission there was not ready to provide a brief, diplomats said. The

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UN Security Council to meet on Kashmir at China’s request again

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council will meet at China’s request today to discuss the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats said. The council will meet behind closed doors for the first time since

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Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said yesterday. “Two militants have been killed in the Pulwama encounter and they both were affiliated with the HM

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India, China clash over Kashmir as it gets divided

SRINAGAR: India engaged in a verbal spat with China over Kashmir yesterday as it formally revoked the disputed state’s constitutional autonomy and split it into two federal territories in a bid to integrate it fully into India. Shops and offices

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Delhi to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite violence

SRINAGAR: India will formally split up the Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories today, aimed at tightening New Delhi’s grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security clampdown for nearly three

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