Kashmir: Pakistan will 'go to any extent' to protect Kashmiris

The GuardianPakistan has vowed it will take any measure necessary to “stand by” people in Kashmir, where an unprecedented communications blackout continues a day after the Indian government said it would revoke the territory's special status and divide it in two.

August 6th 2019


India Faces Criticism Over Its Move to Revoke Kashmiri Autonomy

The New York TimesNEW DELHI — India-administered Kashmir remained in lockdown Tuesday and India faced mounting criticism, a day after New Delhi stripped the disputed territory of its autonomy. The prime minister of Pakistan, which claims part of Kashmir and has fought ...

August 6th 2019


Indian parliament votes to change Kashmir's status and give New Delhi more control over contested region

CNNNew Delhi (CNN) India's parliament has voted to reorganize and reclassify the state of Jammu and Kashmir, a far-reaching and highly contentious move that will give the government in New Delhi greater authority over the disputed Muslim-majority region.

August 6th 2019


India's Kashmir move may face legal challenges: Experts

Aljazeera.comIndia's move to strip Kashmir of special rights is likely to face legal challenges, constitutional experts and Supreme Court lawyers said, with some questioning the legality of the route used to make the change. On Monday, Home Minister Amit Shah announced ...

August 6th 2019


Pakistan stunned, worried as India retracts Kashmir's autonomous rights

Washington PostISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan reacted with shock and worry Tuesday to India's sudden decree revoking a 65-year-old law that granted limited political autonomy to the disputed Himalayan border region of Kashmir. The region has seen 30 years of unrest, ...

August 6th 2019


Kashmir: New violence feared in old flashpoint, as Indian ruling party pushes long-held agenda

CNN"The people of Kashmir want freedom from the families who have occupied the region for 50 years," said Modi earlier this year, swiping at the political clans that have dominated the state's politics. "The situation in Kashmir is such that the people there want ...

August 6th 2019


India Tempts Fate in Kashmir, 'The Most Dangerous Place in the World'

The New York TimesThe Himalayan territory of Kashmir has long been the central source of friction between India and Pakistan and a hotbed of separatist aspirations. Rival claims to Kashmir have led to two wars and frequent eruptions of violence and terrorism over the past ...

August 6th 2019


Pakistan reacts to India's revoking of Kashmir's special status amid rising tensions

CNBCPakistan has blamed India for illegally scrapping Kashmir's special status, as tensions rise between the two nations. On Monday, Pakistan government said that New Delhi's move to revoke a special status granted to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir ...

August 6th 2019


Article 370: What happened with Kashmir and why it matters

BBC NewsIndia's BJP-led government is hailing its decision to strip the state of Jammu and Kashmir of autonomy after seven decades, characterising it as the correction of a "historical blunder". The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi explains why this has happened and why ...

August 6th 2019


India's risky Kashmir power grab, explained

VoxSince 1949, that portion of the constitution has given near-autonomous authority to the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), India's side of the Pakistan-disputed Kashmir region, to conduct its own affairs. Basically, the state could mostly govern itself, except in ...

August 5th 2019


India revoked Kashmir's special status. Here's what you need to know about the contested province.

Washington PostThe Indian government moved Monday to revoke special status for Indian-controlled Kashmir, a long-contested region abutting Pakistan and China that constitutes India's only Muslim-majority state. The move will rein in some of the autonomy Kashmir ...

August 5th 2019


Kashmir in lockdown as India reveals plan to change state's status

CNNNew Delhi (CNN) Indian-controlled Kashmir was in lockdown Monday, with tens of thousands of new troops deployed into what is already one of the most militarized places in the world, as a number of prominent politicians were placed under house arrest and ...

August 5th 2019