News, analyses and pictures from the conflict-ridden region at the heart of more than 70 years of animosity between nuclear powers India and Pakistan.

Grenade attacks kill two in Kashmir, several wounded


SRINAGAR Suspected militants threw grenades in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday killing two people and wounding eight, police said, the latest outbreak of violence in the disputed Himalayan region months after New Delhi revoked its autonomy and statehood.


Kashmir shutdown caused losses of more than $1 billion, trade body says

19 Nov 2019

SRINAGAR Economic losses in Kashmir have run well over a billion dollars since India revoked its autonomy and statehood in August, the main trade body in the Himalayan region said, adding that it planned to sue the government for damages.


Fear grips Kashmiri village where Indian migrant workers killed

12 Nov 2019

((This Nov. 5 story fixes date and adds attribution in paragraph 2))


Mamata Banerjee to move migrant workers from Kashmir after violence

02 Nov 2019

KOLKATA, India More than 100 migrant workers from Kashmir will be moved after a spate of killings by suspected separatist militants underlined the threat to outsiders in the restive region.


India, China clash over Kashmir as it loses special status and is divided

31 Oct 2019

SRINAGAR, India India engaged in a diplomatic war of words with China over Kashmir on Thursday as it formally revoked the disputed state's constitutional autonomy and split it into two federal territories in a bid to integrate it fully into India.


Grenade attack hits Kashmir ahead of visit by EU lawmakers

28 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI A group of EU lawmakers will visit Indian Kashmir on Tuesday, the first foreign delegation since the special status of the region was revoked, Indian officials said, hours before a grenade attack underlined the volatility of the situation.


A man rows his boat in the waters of the Dal lake on a cold winter morning in Srinagar February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Scenic Kashmir at the heart of India-Pakistani animosity

The scenic mountain region is divided between India, which rules the populous Kashmir Valley and the Hindu-dominated region around Jammu city, Pakistan, which controls a wedge of territory in the west, and China, which holds a thinly populated high-altitude area in the north.   Full Article 


Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti speaks during an interview with Reuters at her residence in Srinagar March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Q&A: Mehbooba Mufti on the crackdown in Kashmir and its impact

Kashmiri politician Mehbooba Mufti has urged India to start a dialogue with Pakistan and separatists in Kashmir to defuse tensions raised by February's attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama that was claimed by the Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based militant group.  Read