Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir are restoring phone services after a security crackdown following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region’s autonomy.
Hundreds of people protested against an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police on Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India’s government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed region.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used an independence day speech to defend his government’s controversial decision to strip the disputed Kashmir region of its statehood and special constitutional provisions.
Troops in India-administered Kashmir allowed some Muslims to walk to local mosques alone or in pairs to pray for the Eid al-Adha festival during an unprecedented security crackdown that still forced most people in the disputed region to stay indoors on the Islamic holy day.
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have eased restrictions in most parts of Srinagar, the main city, ahead of an Islamic festival following India’s decision to strip the region of its constitutional autonomy.
At least 66 people have died and some 260,000 have moved to relief camps after flash floods and mudslides caused by days of torrential rain in the southern Indian states of Kerala and Karnataka.
A curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased on Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said, but some protests broke out in the disputed region despite thousands of security forces in the streets as tensions remained high with Pakistan.
More than a third of patients successfully cured of tuberculosis (TB) have developed permanent lung damage, according to new research.
Indian MPs have passed a bill that strips statehood from the Indian-administered part of Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown in the disputed territory.
Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has asked the world community to take notice of Indian moves to change the status of the disputed Kashmir region, and warned that Islamabad and New Delhi could go to war if India repeats a military strike inside his country.
Indian MPs are set to ratify a bill downgrading the governance of the Indian-administered portion of Kashmir as an indefinite security lockdown continues in the disputed Himalayan region.