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In this image made from UNTV video, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, European Union, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters, in New York. (UNTV via AP)

The Latest: Pakistani leader denounces India over Kashmir

Sep. 25, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 1:33 p.m. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has assailed India’s Hindu nationalist government and its moves to cement control of Muslim-majority Kashmir, calling India a state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against...

Assailants shoot and kill prominent Kashmir lawyer

Sep. 25, 2020 6:04 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent lawyer was fatally shot by assailants in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police and the victim’s relatives said Friday. Babar Qadri was shot Thursday evening at his home in Srinagar by unidentified gunmen. Police blamed militants fighting against Indian...

Police officers stand guard near Indian High Commission, while members of the Pakistani Hindu community stage a join a sit-in protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Pakistan's minority Hindus rallied late on Thursday in Islamabad to protest the deaths of 11 members of a Hindu migrant family who died in India last month under mysterious circumstances. The protesters accuse India's secret service of poisoning the victims, who were found dead at a farmhouse in India's Jodhpur district in Rajasthan state. (AP Photo/A.M. Chaudary)

Pakistan Hindus rally in Islamabad over India migrant deaths

Sep. 25, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s minority Hindus rallied late on Thursday in Islamabad, briefly clashing with the police, to protest the deaths of 11 members of a Hindu migrant family who died in India last month under mysterious circumstances. Since then, the dead migrants' relatives have held small...

Pakistan says Indian fire killed 2 soldiers in Kashmir

Sep. 23, 2020 5:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said two of its soldiers were killed Wednesday by Indian fire in an “unprovoked cease-fire violation” in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a statement, it said Pakistani troops responded by targeting the Indian posts where the fire originated,...

A Kashmiri man sprays sanitizer on the hand of Haseeb Mushtaq, a Kashmiri groom as he arrives at brides home during his wedding ceremony on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people celebrate weddings in Kashmir. The traditional week-long feasting , elaborate rituals and huge gatherings have given way to muted ceremonies with a limited number of close relatives attending. With restrictions in place and many weddings cancelled, the traditional wedding chefs have little or no work. The virus has drastically impacted the life and businesses in the region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic dampens Kashmir weddings, lavish feasts

Sep. 22, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In Indian-controlled Kashmir, the coronavirus pandemic within months has changed an elaborate and lavish marriage tradition that had remained virtually unaltered for centuries. Three days of feasting, elaborate rituals and huge gatherings have been replaced by muted ceremonies...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout slogans during a protest against the Indian army's decision to close a fake encounter case against five soldiers in connection with the killing of five Kashmiris in Pathribal in March 2000, in Srinagar, India. In a separate case, the Indian military on Friday, Sept. 18, said its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists on July 18, 2020. Police ordered an investigation into the accusation of a staged gunbattle, and the results have not yet been released. The results of the police probe are likely to spark an outcry among Kashmiri activists who for years have accused Indian troops of abusing their powers and repeatedly targeting civilians. Placard at background right reads,

Indian military admits wrongdoing in 3 Kashmir killings

Sep. 18, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In a rare admission of wrongdoing, the Indian military on Friday said its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists. Col. Rajesh Kalia, an Indian army spokesman, said police are investigating whether...

A Kashmiri man shouts freedom slogans as a police officer looks from a distance after a gun battle in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The gunfight erupted shortly after scores of counterinsurgency police and soldiers launched an operation based on a tip about the presence of militants in a Srinagar neighborhood, Pankaj Singh, an Indian paramilitary spokesman, said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Woman, 3 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

Sep. 17, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three suspected rebels and a 45-year-old woman were killed Thursday during a gunbattle between government forces and anti-India rebels in disputed Kashmir, officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the region's main city. The gunfight erupted shortly after scores...

India says Pakistan shelling kills 1 soldier in Kashmir

Sep. 16, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers barraged each other with mortar shells and gunfire along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir, killing an Indian soldier and wounding two others, an official said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Devender Anand, an Indian army spokesperson, said three soldiers...

Pakistan says Indian cross-border fire kills girl in Kashmir

Sep. 13, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An 11-year-old Pakistani girl was killed and four other villagers critically wounded by Indian troops firing into the Pakistan-administered part of the disputed region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Sunday. The military said the “unprovoked firing” by India troops...

FILE- In this July 20, 2011 file photo, tourists ride double hump camels at Nubra valley, in Ladakh, India. Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse rather than better, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades in June. The Asian giants accused each other this week of sending soldiers into each other’s territory and fired warning shots for the first time in 45 years, raising the specter of full-scale military conflict. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

AP Explains: What's driving India-China military standoff

Sep. 10, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades. The Asian giants accused each other this week of sending soldiers into the other’s territory and fired warning shots for the first time in 45...