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India court ends hearings on disputed religious site, decision in weeks

16 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an end to hearings in a long-running dispute between Hindus and Muslims over a place of worship, laying the ground for a verdict that could lead to further divisions.

As they build India's first camp for illegals, some workers fear detention there

08 Sep 2019

GOALPARA, India Across a river in a remote part of India's northeast, laborers have cleared dense forest in an area equivalent to about seven soccer fields and are building the first mass detention center for illegal immigrants.

India leaves nearly two million people off citizens' list, fate uncertain

31 Aug 2019

NAGAON/GUWAHATI, India Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in India's northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh.

Explainer: Indian paramilitary force soaks up attacks and hits back in Kashmir

27 Aug 2019

NEW DELHI To quell protests and militant attacks in India-controlled Kashmir after abrogating the region’s rights to set its own laws, the government in New Delhi doesn’t rely so much on its million-strong army or the police.

RPT-INSIGHT-Besieged Kashmiri neighbourhood in test of wills with India's Modi

20 Aug 2019

* Soura becomes epicenter of resistance to India's Kashmir plan

Besieged Kashmiri neighbourhood in test of wills with India's Modi

20 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighbourhood.

Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian police

17 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, India Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi's revocation of the region's autonomy last week.

Schools, telephone lines to reopen in Kashmir after lockdown

16 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, India Authorities began restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir on Friday night, the top state official said, as heavy security prevented some protests in the region's main city of Srinagar from getting out of control. | Video

India's Modi trumpets Kashmir move, but local support is scarce

15 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR, India/ISLAMABAD Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi trumpeted his abolition of Kashmir's special status in an Independence Day speech on Thursday, but there was little sign that he had won over people in the region's biggest city - and a deadly border clash with Pakistan added to tensions. | Video

In Kashmir's main city, only a few celebrate India's Independence Day

15 Aug 2019

SRINAGAR India tightened security on Thursday in disputed Kashmir, sealing off many roads with barbed wire in the main city of Srinagar, as government officials and security forces held an Independence Day parade attended by only a few local people.

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