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Srinagar, India | AFP | Monday 12/23/2019 – 15:28 UTC+8 | 663 words

by Parvaiz BUKHARI In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government "internet kiosks". As protests rage in other areas of India, it's something people outside the Himalayan region are also getting a taste of. Indian...

Pakistani Kashmir leader sees hope in US, China response to India

by Shaun TANDON The leader of the Pakistani side of divided Kashmir is hopeful that India's clampdown in the Himalayan territory has reached a turning point -- bringing US pressure. Sardar Masood Khan was visiting Washington to meet lawmakers, media and experts after India on August...

India lockdown a major blow for Kashmir tourism

by Jalees ANDRABI On Srinagar's Dal Lake, intricately decorated houseboats usually packed with tourists lie empty as Kashmir's tourism sector reels from a three-weeks-long lockdown imposed as India revoked the picturesque region's autonomy. With its breathtaking scenery, snow-capped mountains and placid lakes, temperate Kashmir is a...

India abolishes Kashmir’s special status, tightens grip on region

by Jalees ANDRABI The Indian government on Monday revoked Kashmir's special status, stripping the significant autonomy it has enjoyed for seven decades in a move expected to further inflame tensions in the Muslim-majority region and infuriate rival Pakistan. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Hindu-nationalist party rushed...