Latest Kashmir News

Families struggle to meet Kashmiris lodged in Indian jail

Sep. 20, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

AGRA, India (AP) — Hameeda Begum explained her arduous journey from the Himalayan region of disputed Kashmir to the hot and humid room in the Agra Central Jail where the exhausted 70-year-old was waiting to see her son. A man in his early twenties offered her a bottle of water, saying, "Don't lose hope....

Pakistan: No talks with India until Kashmir status restored

Sep. 18, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister announced Wednesday that his government will not hold any talks with India until New Delhi lifts a curfew in Kashmir and reinstates the disputed region's special autonomous status. Imran Khan said told reporters that will expose human rights violations in...

India-US relations in good health, foreign minister says

Sep. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's external affairs minister said Tuesday that India-U.S. relations have come a long way and are in very good health, playing down trade differences between the two countries. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said India has been engaging with the U.S. for months to try to resolve the trade...

Bill Gates to honor India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Sep. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates aren't backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region. A dozen people, some wearing "Free Kashmir" T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition...

Pakistan to open border crossing for India Sikhs in November

Sep. 16, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

KARTARPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials said Monday that a much-awaited visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India will be ready by early November, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan each day. The Pakistani project director, Atif Majid, told...

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

Sep. 16, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister of Jammu...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier, woman in Kashmir

Sep. 14, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India and Pakistan traded fire along their highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, Pakistani officials said, leaving a Pakistani soldier and woman killed, and wounding six others wounded in separate incidents. The two South Asian neighbors...

Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown

Sep. 14, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

HEFF SHIRMAL, India (AP) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar's house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he...

Pakistani PM to raise Kashmir issue at UN General Assembly

Sep. 13, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister assured residents of disputed Kashmir on Friday that he will expose years-long Indian oppression and human rights violations in the region when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly this month. Imran Khan made the comments in his first speech to a...

Pakistani President asks India to lift curbs in Kashmir

Sep. 12, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's president has called on India to immediately lift all restrictions on people in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, ignoring opposition calls for Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down over his alleged bad governance. In Thursday's speech in parliament, Arif Alvi condemned...