Villagers say they're tired of living dangerously in Kashmir

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Aug 30, 2019

Villagers say they're tired of living dangerously in Kashmir

Villagers in Chakothi in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir said Thursday they are frustrated with living in constant fear of fighting along the heavily militarized frontier in the disputed Himalayan region. Their situation has been exacerbated since India's government, led by the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, imposed a ...

India eases clampdown in Kashmir; clashes reported as protests continue

Asia Pacific Aug 18, 2019

India eases clampdown in Kashmir; clashes reported as protests continue

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government administrator in Srinagar, the region's main city, said restrictions ...

After nearly two weeks, Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Asia Pacific Aug 17, 2019

After nearly two weeks, Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region's autonomy. Administrator Shahid Choudhary said restrictions were being lifted in most areas and government offices would open sometime ...