Latest Kashmir News

UK police asked to probe Indian officials’ role in Kashmir

Jan. 19, 2022 10:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A London-based law firm filed an application with British police Tuesday seeking the arrest of India's army chief and a senior Indian government official over their alleged roles in war crimes in disputed Kashmir. Law firm Stoke White said it submitted extensive...

AP PHOTOS: Vaccine workers trek in Kashmir's snowy mountains

Jan. 19, 2022 02:29 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In a Himalayan village in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, young health worker Masrat Farid packed her bag with vaccines on a frigid morning in January as strong winds swept snow through the air. She is part of a team of health workers undertaking a...

Pakistan sentences 4 to death over attack near militant home

Jan. 12, 2022 14:36 PM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for their involvement in a car bombing last year that killed four people near the residence of an anti-India militant leader. The court also served up a five-year jail term for a woman convicted of...

Media watchdog asks India to release Kashmiri journalist

Jan. 08, 2022 07:48 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists asked Indian authorities to immediately release a journalist in disputed Kashmir, days after police arrested him for uploading a video clip of a protest against Indian rule. The media watchdog on Saturday...

Pakistan, India exchange lists of prisoners, nuke assets

Jan. 01, 2022 07:15 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — South Asian archrivals India and Pakistan exchanged lists of each other’s citizens held in prison Saturday through their respective diplomats in Islamabad and New Delhi. The two sides also exchanged lists of their nuclear assets and facilities under an agreement...

12 dead in crowd surge at popular Hindu shrine in Kashmir

Jan. 01, 2022 06:06 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A crowd surge at a popular Hindu shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 12 people and injured 15 others on New Year’s Day, officials said. Initial reports suggested an altercation between a group of devotees led to the crush early Saturday at...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Police: 6 rebels, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

Dec. 30, 2021 07:26 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Six suspected rebels and an Indian soldier were killed in two separate counterinsurgency operations in disputed Kashmir, police said Thursday. The killings came during a surge in the government's offensive against anti-India rebels in Kashmir, which is...

In Kashmir, closed mosque belies India’s religious freedom

Dec. 16, 2021 01:23 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Jamia Masjid, the grand mosque of Srinagar, dominates its neighborhood with an imposing main gate and massive turrets. It can hold 33,000 worshippers, and on special occasions over the years hundreds of thousands of Muslims have filled nearby lanes and roads to offer...

Gunmen kill 2, injure 12 in attack on police bus in Kashmir

Dec. 13, 2021 11:06 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A gun attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday killed two police and wounded a dozen others, police said, hours after government forces killed two militants in a brief shootout. Gunmen sprayed with bullets a bus carrying police on the outskirts of...