Latest Kashmir News

Pakistan opens visa-free border crossing for India Sikhs

Nov. 9, 2019 9:11 AM EST

KARTARPUR, Pakistan (AP) — The prime ministers of India and Pakistan inaugurated Saturday a visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan each day. Imran Khan and Narendra Modi held separate opening ceremonies...

Heavy snowfall kills 3 people in Himalayan Kashmir

Nov. 7, 2019 6:39 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Heavy snowfall killed at least three people in Himalayan Kashmir on Thursday, leaving the region paralyzed, officials said. Deep snow blocked some roads and damaged power lines, disrupting life in the disputed region. Civil administrator Baser Khan said two porters working with the...

AP Photos: Kashmiri women struggle during Indian lockdown

Nov. 6, 2019 7:26 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A mother unable to get updates from the hospital about her premature newborn. A bride who couldn't have the wedding of her dreams. The photojournalist who risks double harassment by security forces due to her profession and her gender. Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...

1 dead, 25 hurt in grenade blast in India-controlled Kashmir

Nov. 4, 2019 4:40 AM EST

SRINAGAR (AP) — One person was killed and at least 25 others were injured Monday after an attacker threw a grenade at a busy market in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city, police and medics said. The slain was identified as a street vendor from India's Uttar Pradesh state. Police blamed the...

India, Germany agree to boost industrial cooperation

Nov. 1, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Germany agreed on Friday to enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, cybersecurity, skill development, artificial intelligence, energy security, civil aviation and defense production. The two countries signed several agreements, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying...

No Kashmiri flag, constitution under Indian-imposed changes

Oct. 31, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India on Thursday formally implemented legislation approved by Parliament in early August that removes Indian-controlled Kashmir's semi-autonomous status and begins direct federal rule of the disputed area amid a harsh security lockdown and widespread public disenchantment. The...

Police: Gunmen kill 5 Indian laborers in Kashmir

Oct. 29, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed five Indian laborers working in India-controlled Kashmir late Tuesday, police said. The shooting was in an apparent protest of New Delhi's stripping the disputed region of its semi-autonomous status in early August. Gunmen also shot and critically injured one...

European Parliament members in Kashmir in rare foreign visit

Oct. 29, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A group of European Parliament members arrived in Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, the first foreign delegation to travel to the disputed region since India stripped it of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a harsh crackdown in early August. The group, from 11 countries,...

European Parliament members to visit disputed Kashmir

Oct. 28, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Members of the European Parliament met Monday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of a visit to disputed Kashmir, where India has imposed a harsh security crackdown. Modi told the group that their visit "should give them a clear view of the development and governance priorities...

Pakistan says Indian shells kill 3 civilians in Kashmir

Oct. 25, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say Indian troops have fired mortar shells across the Line of Control that divides the disputed Kashmir region, killing three civilians and wounding three others. Raja Shahid Mehmood, a deputy district commissioner, said Friday that Pakistani troops...