Tag: Kashmir

9 More Bodies Found in Kashmir Tunnel Collapse, Toll at 10

SRINAGAR, India—Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of nine more workers in a collapsed tunnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir, taking the death toll to 10. The tunnel is part of a mountainous highway tunnel system that was under construction in the Himalayan region when it collapsed Thursday night. The body of one worker was recovered Friday….


Factional Conflicts Continue to Roil Pakistan Administration After PM Khan’s Ouster

The recent tumultuous shift in the national politics of Pakistan was widely reported as triggered by power play between former Prime Minister Imran Khan and leading figures in the country’s powerful military establishment: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and the former head of intelligence services (ISI) Lt Gen. Faiz Hameed. Hameed who was widely…


News Editor in Kashmir Arrested for Allegedly ‘Glorifying Terrorism’

A prominent news editor in Indian-administered Kashmir was arrested on Friday for allegedly “glorifying terrorism” and “instigating people,” police said. Fahad Shah, the founding editor of The Kashmir Walla, was detained from the southern Kashmiri city of Pulwama on Friday night after being summoned for questioning. Shah has been placed in 10-day police custody, the…


Indian Forces Kill Top Commander of Terrorist Group in Kashmir, One Officer Dead

Indian forces have killed a top commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Islamist terrorist group and four other terrorists in India-administered Kashmir, police said on Sunday. “We had launched two separate operations on the basis of inputs about the presence of militants in these areas last night. Five militants, including JeM commander, Zahid Wani, and a…


Media Watchdog Asks India to Release Kashmiri Journalist

SRINAGAR, India—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 said it was “deeply disturbed” by the arrest of Sajad Gul, an independent journalist and…


‘Million Dollar Nomad’ Actor Produces Films on Region Contested Between India, Pakistan, and China

NEW DELHI–In a village on the India-Pakistan border where cross-border shelling is a constant source of trauma, television turned into an escape route for a child into a better world. Films played on the mind of Shoib Nikash Shah so loudly that the guns outside faded into oblivion—and hence started a quest that turned a…


Gunmen Kill 2, Injure 12 in Attack on Police Bus in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India—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 Srinagar, the region’s main city, wounding fourteen officers, the police said in a…


22 Killed in Bus Accident in Pakistan-Administered Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan—At least 22 passengers were killed on Tuesday in Pakistan’s part of Kashmir after a bus they were on skidded off a mountain road and fell into a deep ravine, police said. The accident happened in Pulandri, a district in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, senior police official Fayyaz Abbasi said. He said…


Recent Wave of Targeted Killings Aims to Disrupt Kashmir’s Integration With India

NEW DELHI—Eleven civilians have lost their lives in a fresh wave of targeted killings in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir since Oct. 5, causing the Indian administration and military to go on high alert in a region that shares a border with Pakistan. The targeted killings of seven unsuspecting individuals from the Hindu…


6 Fighters, 2 Workers Killed in Violence in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India—Assailants fatally shot two non-local workers in two targeted attacks in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday night, police said, days after five people were killed in a similar fashion in the disputed region. The killing comes hours after police said government forces killed four suspected militants in the last 24 hours and claimed three of…