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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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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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One woman reports a rape every 15 minutes in India

One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released yesterday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang

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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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What happened to India?

It’s a question I hear increasingly these days. International news media report on repression in Kashmir, mounting Hindu chauvinism, widespread protests against new laws, assaults on women, and more. The India the world once celebrated ― the world’s fastest-growing free-market

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India celebrates New Year’s Eve with protests against citizenship law

NEW DELHI: Thousands of Indians ushered in the New Year by demonstrating against a citizenship law despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to dampen protests that have run for nearly three weeks. The protests have rocked India since Dec 12,

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India tightens security for protests after Friday prayers

Indian authorities stepped up security in major cities today and mobile data services were suspended in some places ahead of protests against a new citizenship law. At least 25 people have been killed in protests across the country since the

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Fury grows after protest deaths in Indian Muslim neighbourhood

Zaheer Ahmed had just returned home from work in northern India last Friday afternoon and stepped out for a smoke before lunch. Minutes later, he was dead, shot in the head. His death, and the killing by gunfire of four

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Singapore police probe Indian for alleged Modi citizenship law protest

Singapore police are investigating an Indian national for allegedly being involved in a public protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial citizenship law. Unauthorized public assemblies and protests over political situations in other countries are banned in Singapore. Hundreds

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Modi’s party loses Indian state election amid protests over citizenship law

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party lost control of another state yesterday, adding to a string of electoral losses since last December amid protests that mark the biggest challenge to the Hindu-nationalist leader. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

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