Latest Kashmir News

Israeli filmmaker comments on Kashmir film stoke controversy

Nov. 29, 2022 05:36 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Israel’s envoy to India on Tuesday denounced a filmmaker from his country after he called a blockbuster Bollywood film on disputed Kashmir a “propaganda” and “vulgar movie” at a film festival, stoking a debate about recent history that fuels the ongoing conflict. ...

3 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir avalanche

Nov. 19, 2022 02:24 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An avalanche in Kashmir has killed three Indian soldiers along the heavily militarized Himalayan frontier between India and Pakistan, the Indian military said Saturday. A slide of snow hit the northwestern Machil sector in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday...

AP PHOTOS: Farmers in Kashmir try growing saffron indoors

Nov. 03, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As climate change impacts the production of prized saffron in Indian-controlled Kashmir, scientists are shifting to a largely new technique for growing one of the world’s most expensive spices in the Himalayan region: indoor cultivation. Results in...

Climate Migration: Nomads move to towns in warming Ladakh

Nov. 01, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

KHARNAK, India (AP) — For decades, Konchok Dorjey grazed the world’s finest cashmere-producing goats in the arid, treeless Kharnak village in India’s Ladakh region, a high mountainous cold desert that borders China and Pakistan. But a decade ago, the 45-year-old nomad gave up his pastoral...

Pakistanis hope Sunak will push India on Kashmir resolution

Oct. 26, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Britain’s new prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has embraced his Indian and Hindu heritage but he also has roots in present-day Pakistan, in the city of Gujranwala, where his paternal grandparents lived during Britain’s colonial rule. The city saw some of...

India stops journalist from flying to receive Pulitzer Prize

Oct. 19, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning Kashmiri photojournalist said Wednesday that Indian immigration authorities prevented her from flying to the United States to receive the award even though she had a valid visa and ticket. Sanna Irshad Mattoo was scheduled to fly to New...

2 Indian laborers killed in Kashmir grenade attack

Oct. 18, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian laborers in disputed Kashmir were killed in a grenade attack which police blamed on militants fighting Indian rule. Police said Tuesday that a suspect arrested in the attack was a “hybrid terrorist,” a term authorities use for alleged...

Pakistan hits back at Biden's 'dangerous nation' comment

Oct. 15, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan pushed back Saturday against a comment by President Joe Biden in which he called the South Asian country “one of the most dangerous nations in the world.” Biden was at an informal fundraising dinner at a private residence in Los Angeles on Thursday...

Assailants fatally shoot Hindu man in Kashmir

Oct. 15, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Assailants on Saturday fatally shot a Kashmiri Hindu man in violence police blamed on militants fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region. Police said militants fired at Puran Krishan Bhat, who is from the minority community of Kashmiri Hindus, at...

Jailed Kashmir anti-India leader dies in police custody

Oct. 11, 2022 04:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Altaf Ahmad Shah, a prominent politician in Kashmir who challenged India’s rule over the disputed region for decades and had been jailed by Indian authorities for the past five years, has died while in police custody, his family said Tuesday. He was 66. Shah was...