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Aug 6, 2010

Flash floods kill 113 in India’s Ladakh

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Overnight flash floods
killed at least 113 people around the main town of India’s
Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said on Friday, and
soldiers have been dispatched for rescue operations.

The region borders Pakistan, where the worst floods in 80
years have swept through the country, killing over 1,600,
devastating the lives of 12 million people and dealing a blow
to the agrarian-based economy. [ID:SGE675093]

Aug 5, 2010

Q+A – What’s happening in troubled Kashmir?

SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Kashmiri separatist leaders have appealed for calm in the biggest anti-India protests in two years that have killed dozens of people and raised fears that anger at New Delhi was spinning out of control.

Since June, at least 40 people have been killed in the protests in Kashmir, which lies at the heart of more than 60 years of hostility between India and Pakistan. Both claim the region in full but rule in part.

Aug 3, 2010

Separatists call for calm but Kashmir deaths rise

SRINAGAR, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Kashmiri separatist leaders
have appealed for calm in the biggest anti-India protests in
two years that have killed dozens of people and raised fears
that anger at New Delhi was spinning out of control.

At least two people died on Tuesday in fresh clashes with
police, raising the death toll of seven weeks of protests to 41
people, mostly rock-hurling civilians shot dead by police.

Aug 3, 2010
via India Insight

U.N. concerned over Kashmir unrest

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed concern over the weeks of violent anti-government protests in Kashmir which have killed more than 30 people, dragged in more troops and locked down the disputed Himalayan region.

A separatist strike and security lockdown has dragged on for nearly a month-and-a-half in Muslim-majority Kashmir, a region at the core of a dispute between India and Pakistan.

Aug 1, 2010

Nine killed in anti-India protests in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – At least nine people died in Indian Kashmir on Sunday in clashes between pro-independence protesters and police, officials and witnesses said.

It was the biggest death toll in a single day in the latest wave of protests in Kashmir which have strained relations between India and Pakistan.

Jul 30, 2010

Police open fire at Kashmir protesters, two killed

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Indian police on Friday fired at thousands of people protesting against Indian rule in Kashmir, killing two demonstrators, officials said, in the latest flare-up of violence in the disputed Himalayan region.

At least 19 people, mostly stone-throwing protesters, have been killed by security forces over the last six weeks, when Muslim-majority Kashmir has seen the largest pro-independence demonstrations in two years.

Jul 14, 2010
via India Insight

Hindu pilgrims brave Kashmir violence to seek salvation at cave shrine

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Protest strikes, curfews and violent demonstrations have paralysed Muslim-majority Kashmir valley over the killing of 15 civilians in the past month and the deaths blamed on government forces.

Thousands of police and paramilitary soldiers are struggling to control near daily street protests that have grown into bigger anti-India demonstrations recently.

Jul 9, 2010

Govt relaxes Kashmir curfew for religious ceremony

SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Authorities relaxed a four-day curfew late on Friday in parts of Srinagar, so that Muslims could attend prayers at the start of an annual religious ceremony, officials said.

The authorities imposed a curfew on the disputed Himalayan region on Tuesday and ordered the army to take control of Srinagar the next day — for the first time in almost two decades — to quell huge protests against Indian rule.

Jul 8, 2010

Q+A – What’s happening in troubled Kashmir?

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – The government has deployed the army in Srinagar for the first time in nearly two decades to quell huge anti-India protests that have killed 15 people and threaten to destabilise the region.

Most of the deaths since late June were in police firing during the biggest anti-India demonstrations in two years in a region whose peace is vital for relations between India and Pakistan. Both claim Kashmir in full but rule in part.

Jul 8, 2010

Army posted in Srinagar as violence spirals

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – The government deployed the army in Srinagar for the first time in nearly two decades on Wednesday to quell huge anti-India protests that have killed 15 people and threaten to destabilise the region.

The soldiers were called in after police failed to control weeks of street protests in a disputed region whose peace is crucial for relations between India and Pakistan. Most of the deaths were in police firing.