Indian troops fire shots at Pakistani helicopter in Kashmir

Leader of the┬áPakistan-administered Kashmir region has accused Indian troops of shooting at his helicopter while it was flying close to the highly militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border dividing the region. The incident happened in Havaily district in Poonch sector in the India-administered Kashmir when Raja Farooq Haider Khan, prime minister of…

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Why the NYT is really wrong on Kashmir

On May 18, the New York Times published an editorial entitled “A long shot in Kashmir”. The editorial completely misrepresents the nature of the Kashmir issue and reinforces the false notion of it being a “territorial dispute” between India and Pakistan. In addition, it raises the bogey of “Islamism” to further undermine genuine mass aspirations…

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Deadly clashes and simmering hostility in Kashmir

At least 20 soldiers, civilians and insurgents were killed and 200 wounded this week in clashes between Indian troops and Kashmiris who had taken to to the streets to protest Indian rule. Stones were hurled at the soldiers, who responded with live rounds and iron pellets. The big picture: This was the deadliest outbreak of…

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