Latest Kashmir News

At 75, India’s Kashmir challenge shifts foreign policy focus

Aug. 10, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For decades, India has tried to thwart Pakistan in a protracted dispute over Kashmir, the achingly beautiful Himalayan territory claimed by both countries but divided between them. That relentless competition made Pakistan always the focus of New Delhi’s...

Police break up Muslim gathering in Kashmir, dozens detained

Aug. 07, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police on Sunday detained dozens of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir as they dispersed Shiite Muslims who attempted to participate in processions marking the Muslim month of Muharram. Scores of Muslims defied severe security restrictions in parts of the...

Dalai Lama travels to remote Ladakh region bordering China

Jul. 15, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The exiled Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday arrived in India's remote Ladakh region bordering China where he received a rousing reception. Thousands of people lined both sides of the road outside the airport in the cold desert...

Thousands rescued at flood-hit Hindu pilgrimage in Kashmir

Jul. 09, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Emergency workers rescued thousands of pilgrims after flash floods triggered by sudden rains swept through their makeshift camps during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Saturday. At least 16 people have died...

Floods leave 13 people dead at Hindu pilgrimage in Kashmir

Jul. 08, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least 13 people were killed when sudden rains triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday, police said. Officials said in addition to the deaths, at least three dozen people were...

In Kashmir, 'conscious music' tests India’s limits on speech

Jul. 05, 2022 02:05 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Sarfaraz Javaid thumps his chest rhythmically in the music video, swaying to the guitar and letting his throaty voice ring out through the forest: “What kind of soot has shrouded the sky? It has turned my world dark. ... Why has the home been entrusted to strangers?” ...

India stops Kashmiri photojournalist from flying to Paris

Jul. 02, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning Kashmiri photojournalist said on Saturday that she was stopped by Indian immigration authorities from flying to Paris without giving any reason. In a tweet, Sanna Irshad Mattoo said she was scheduled to travel from New Delhi to Paris for a...

India Hindus begin pilgrimage in Kashmir amid heavy security

Jun. 30, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of Hindu devotees began an annual pilgrimage Thursday through mountain passes and meadows to an icy Himalayan cave in Indian-controlled Kashmir amid heavy security in the Muslim-majority region. Officials say pilgrims face heightened threat of...

AP PHOTOS: Amid conflict, pigeon keeping thrives in Kashmir

Jun. 28, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As a teenage schoolboy, Syeedna Ismail Hussain Banday cultivated pigeon keeping as his favorite hobby in the heart of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Three decades later, though he went on to become a civil engineer and set up his own construction company, his untiring love for...

Pakistani court sentences militant linked to Mumbai attacks

Jun. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan sentenced one of the militants linked to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India to 15 years in prison for terror financing unrelated to the assaults, according to court documents viewed by The Associated Press on Monday. Sajid Majeed Mir, 43, was...