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Kashmir protesters defy restrictions, clash with security forces

23 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, India Security forces used tear gas against stone-throwing local residents in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Friday, after a third straight week of protests in the restive Soura district despite the imposition of tight restrictions. | Video

India increases restrictions in Kashmir ahead of separatist call for protests

23 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 23 Authorities in the main city of Indian Kashmir tightened security ahead of Friday prayers after separatists called for a protest march to a U.N. office, with streets bristling with paramilitary personnel and some blocked by checkpoints.

Incarcerated Kashmir separatists urge public march over loss of autonomy

21 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, India, Separatist leaders in Indian Kashmir have urged people to defy a ban and join a mass march after Friday prayers this week, the first such call since the federal government revoked the region's autonomy, stirring anger in the region and beyond.

Kashmir remains tense despite partial easing of restrictions

21 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, India India further eased movement restrictions in Kashmir's main city Srinagar on Tuesday, even as large swathes of the historically-restive old quarter remained locked down to curb protests over New Delhi's move to strip the region of its autonomy.

Schools deserted in Indian Kashmir as parents fear more unrest

19 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, India Schools reopened in Indian Kashmir's main city on Monday but most classrooms were empty as parents kept their children home, fearing unrest over the government's decision two weeks ago to revoke the region's autonomy.

A birth and a death amid Kashmir's harsh lockdown

16 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, IndiaAround the time Mohammad Sikander Bhat lay dying at home in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Shafiq Ahmed was racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital, negotiating about 85 km (53 miles) of highways through a maze of heavily guarded checkpoints.

A birth and a death amid Kashmir's harsh lockdown

16 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, IndiaAround the time Mohammad Sikander Bhat lay dying at home in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Shafiq Ahmed was racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital, negotiating about 85 km (53 miles) of highways through a maze of heavily guarded checkpoints.

Some signs of normality return to Kashmir, but India's clampdown still strict

10 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR For the first time in six days, India eased travel restrictions in some parts of Srinagar on Saturday, and people flooded the streets of Kashmir's summer capital to buy provisions ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha on Monday. | Video

Thousands protest in Indian Kashmir over new status despite clampdown

10 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting Delhi's withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state in its main city of Srinagar on Friday, a police official and two witnesses said.

Kashmir journalists frustrated by communications blockade

09 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, India Kashmir has nearly 180 English and Urdu daily newspapers, but only five are publishing these days due to restrictions imposed by Indian authorities to prevent unrest after New Delhi revoked the state's autonomy.

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