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At least 30 people were injured following a grenade attack on a political rally in Pakistan.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly sectarian violence.

Hindu temple to be built on destroyed mosque site

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Hindu temple to be built on destroyed mosque site

The Hindu nationalist premier will lay the foundations for a Hindu temple on the site of the Babri mosque, demolished by a mob in 1992.

Desperation, misery in <em>Kashmir</em> a year after Indian clampdown

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Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its ...

India imposes curfew in <em>Kashmir</em> ahead of clampdown anniversary

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India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive ...

Kevin Watkins

Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented reversals in education, writes Kevin Watkins.

CJ Werleman

India and China play political football with Muslims

Comment: Both Beijing and New Delhi are seeking to smear each other's reputation by pointing to their respective mistreatment of Muslims, writes ...

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Villagers say India targets civilians in Pakistan Kashmir

Villagers say most people who live along the Line of Control have lost close relatives because of Indian firing in recent decades.

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Indian-administered Kashmir locks down as coronavirus cases surge

The lockdown in Kashmir comes just ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival and the first anniversary of the controversial stripping of ...

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

Hanan Zaffar

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

India has issued 25,000 domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, raising fears that New Delhi is engineering demographic change in the ...

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Kashmir bans Muslim gatherings, allows Hindu pilgrimage

Officials in the Muslim-majority state banned all gatherings due to Covid-19 concerns but controversially allowed a Hindu pilgrimage to take ...

Photo of toddler and slain grandfather angers Kashmiris

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Photo of toddler and slain grandfather angers Kashmiris

Indian troops allegedly shot 65-year-old Bashir Ahmed Khan in front of his 3-year-old grandson, before placing the child on his grandfather's ...

India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

Aamir Ali Bhat

India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

A new law empowers the Indian state to legally and economically punish journalists in Kashmir for publishing 'fake news' and ...

What India and China's border face-off means for <em>Kashmir</em>

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

India kills 5 suspected Kashmiri rebels

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India kills 5 suspected Kashmiri rebels

At least 93 rebels, including six top commanders, have been killed by Indian forces since January.

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Protests in Kashmir after Indian forces kill 9 rebels

Protesters in Shopian chanted slogans calling for an end to Indian rule and threw stones at security forces, who responded by firing shotgun pellets and tear gas.

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India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying

Two officials at Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for "espionage activities", India's foreign ministry said late ...

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India extends 'crippling' 2G restriction in occupied Kashmir

Mobile services in occupied Kashmir are being still being restricted to 2G network.

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Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

Pakistan has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling coronavirus.

In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

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Soldiers shoot driver dead in Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests

Witnesses claim a young man was deliberately shot in the back by Indian soldiers in Kashmir, prompting angry protests filled with ...

Anti-India clashes continue in tense <em>Kashmir</em> for third day

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Anti-India clashes continue in tense Kashmir for third day

Clashes continued Friday in Kashmir as anti-India protesters threw stones at government forces, who fired shotgun pellets and tear gas ...

Indian forces kill top <em>Kashmir</em> rebel commander

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Indian forces kill top Kashmir rebel commander

Government forces fired bullets, shotgun pellets and teargas at a large anti-India protest that hit the streets shortly after the news of the ...

Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

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Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

A systematic campaign of disinformation blaming Muslims for the spread of coronavirus in India is fuelling hatred and violent attacks.

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