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India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown

India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown

India's government on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country

India's heartland states vote in fifth phase of elections

India's heartland states vote in fifth phase of elections

India's northern heartland voted on Monday in the fifth phase of a staggered general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoping his record on national security will win him a second five-year term.

Federal rule imposed on Kashmir state in India

Federal rule imposed on Kashmir state in India

India's troubled Jammu and Kashmir state was placed under the direct control of the federal government on Wednesday amid increasing instability and violence in the disputed region.

Federal rule imminent in India's Kashmir as government collapses

Federal rule imminent in India's Kashmir as government collapses

The Hindu nationalist party allied with the regional People's Democratic Party (PDP) in 2016 to rule the Muslim-majority state.

Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India's Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party.

Anger in India over two rapes puts government in bind

Anger in India over two rapes puts government in bind

Mounting outrage over two rapes, one in the disputed region of Kashmir and another allegedly involving a lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, gripped India on Friday, with government ministers struggling to dampen political fires.

Four civilians, one soldier killed in Kashmir

Four civilians, one soldier killed in Kashmir

Four civilians and one soldier were killed in India's Jammu and Kashmir state in a gunfight between militants and security forces that later sparked civilian protests, police said Wednesday.

Two killed as militants attack Indian camp in Jammu

Two killed as militants attack Indian camp in Jammu

Militants stormed an Indian army camp early Saturday in the country's northern Jammu and Kashmir state, killing at least two army officers and wounding seven people, a senior police official said.

16 pilgrims killed in bus crash in northern India

16 pilgrims killed in bus crash in northern India

At least 16 Hindu pilgrims were killed and many more injured Sunday after a bus crash in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state, police said, just days after gunmen shot dead eight worshippers making the same holy visit.

More Hindu pilgrims head to cave shrine despite attack

More Hindu pilgrims head to cave shrine despite attack

A new batch of Hindu pilgrims left on Wednesday for the cave shrine of Amarnath in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, police said, undeterred by a terrorist attack that killed seven people and injured 19.

Indian soldier sacked for complaining about poor food

Indian soldier sacked for complaining about poor food

An Indian paramilitary trooper, who posted videos on social media claiming soldiers on border duties were being served poor quality food, has been sacked for making false allegations.

Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed dies

Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed dies

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, chief minister of India's restive Kashmir region and one of the country's best-known Muslim politicians, died on Thursday.