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India’s Supreme Court- Kashmir internet shutdown unconstitutional

India’s Supreme Court said today that shutting down the internet in the disputed region of Kashmir was unconstitutional, in a rebuke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. The government imposed a communications lockdown in August after it withdrew the Muslim

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India grants diplomats access to restive Kashmir for the first time in months

Foreign diplomats visited India-ruled Kashmir today for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region of special status in August, although some European nations and others declined the invite after being refused permission to travel independently. India’s portion of

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Kashmir conflict: Pro-India politicians feel ‘betrayed’ by Modi

KASHMIR: Dozens of mainstream political leaders and workers have been under detention in Indian-administered Kashmir since August, when India stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status. BBC reported Saleem Mir, who toiled for years to get people to vote for

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India is escalating Kashmir conflict by painting it as terrorism

In 1992, I witnessed an Indian soldier hit a pregnant Kashmiri woman with his rifle butt and utter these words, “get rid of the terrorist you will birth.” That incident, forever etched in my mind, for me epitomises how the

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Fear grips Kashmiri village where Indian migrant workers killed

KATRASOO: Locals in the Kashmiri village where five Indian migrant laborers were killed by gunmen last week say they are living in fear of militant groups as well as the subsequent crackdown by security forces. The five migrants, from India’s

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One dead, 45 injured in grenade attack in Kashmir’s Srinagar

SRINAGAR: One person died and at least 45 were injured yesterday in a grenade attack in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, Indian officials said, in the bloodiest incident since New Delhi stripped the region of special status on Aug

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Suspected militants kill two in Indian Kashmir, set apple trucks ablaze

SRINAGAR: Suspected militants shot and killed two drivers and set fire to their apple trucks in Indian Kashmir on Thursday, a senior police official said. The official said the attack took place in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, which is a

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Defiant Mahathir stands by Kashmir comments

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that he will not retract his comments on the Jammu and Kashmir issue, despite boycott threats of Malaysian palm oil by India. “We speak out our mind and we don’t retract and

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India trade body tells members not to import Malaysian palm oil

NEW DELHI: An Indian trade body representing oilseed crushers yesterday advised its members not to buy palm oil from Malaysia, taking a cue from New Delhi’s protest against Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks on the Kashmir conflict. “The

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Mahathir warns of possible trade sanctions on Malaysia

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Malaysia could be hit with trade sanctions amid rising protectionism highlighted by the US-China tariff war. Mahathir did not mention the source of possible sanctions on the Southeast Asian country, but said

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