Latest Kashmir News

India police jail 21 Kashmiris amid pro-Palestinian rallies

May. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said Saturday that 21 people were arrested for disturbing public order by expressing solidarity with Palestinians and holding protests against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza. Police said in a statement...

Pakistani PM: No talks until India restores Kashmir autonomy

May. 11, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Prime Minister on Tuesday ruled out talks with neighboring nuclear-rival India, saying they cannot happen until New Delhi restores the semi-autonomous status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Imran Khan's remarks were apparently...

Staunch anti-India Kashmir politician dies in police custody

May. 05, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent politician in Kashmir who challenged India’s rule over the disputed region for decades died Wednesday while in police custody. He was 78. Mohammed Ashraf Sehrai was admitted to a government hospital with multiple ailments on Tuesday...

AP PHOTOS: A month of religious holidays, pyres and prayer

Apr. 29, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

Around the world April was the month when many religions celebrated their most important holidays. But it also was the month when the focus for individuals was on burial rites as they said goodbye to loved ones as COVID-19 continued to impact the religious world. Flames...

Villagers in Pakistani Kashmir hail cease-fire with India

Apr. 26, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

Pakistani villagers living on one of the world's most militarized frontiers in the disputed Kashmir region Monday hailed a two-month-long cease-fire between nuclear rivals Pakistan and India. But residents also demanded a solution to the decades-old issue of Kashmir and...

India's capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

Apr. 19, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere,...

Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

Apr. 15, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates played a role in getting longtime Asian rivals India and Pakistan to agree to a cease-fire amid tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir, the Emirati ambassador to Washington said. The comments by Yousef...

Muslims mark Ramadan amid virus surge and new restrictions

Apr. 13, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslims in many parts of the world marked the start of Ramadan on Tuesday, but a spike in coronavirus cases in several countries has once again put curbs on the holy month's signature feasts and lengthy prayers in mosques. Still, there were...

5 rebels, ex-policeman killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Apr. 11, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces killed five suspected rebels in two gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including a teenager, police said Sunday. A former police officer was also killed by unknown gunmen in a separate attack in the disputed Himalayan region. ...

Indian forces kill 7 suspected militants in Kashmir fighting

Apr. 09, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Seven suspected militants were killed and four soldiers wounded in two separate gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region Militants hid inside a mosque as...