Indian forces raid banned religious organisation Jamaat-e-Islami in alleged terrorism funding case

India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Sunday it conducted raids at nearly five dozen places linked to banned religious organisation Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir in an alleged terrorism funding case. The government accuses Jamaat-e-Islami of supporting militancy in Indian-controlled Kashmir, which is at the heart of decades of conflict with Muslim Pakistan.… Read More Indian forces raid banned religious organisation Jamaat-e-Islami in alleged terrorism funding case

Indian PM Narendra Modi to hold first talks with Kashmir political leaders since removal of region’s autonomy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold face-to-face talks with top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, the first such meeting since his government revoked the region’s autonomy in 2019, detained thousands and imposed a lockdown. India said carving its only Muslim majority state into two federally administered territories in August 2019 was… Read More Indian PM Narendra Modi to hold first talks with Kashmir political leaders since removal of region’s autonomy

Indian police file charges against army officer, civilian over killing of three labourers in Kashmir

Indian police in Kashmir filed charges against an army officer and a civilian for allegedly killing three labourers and planting weapons to pass them off as militants, in a rare indictment of the military fighting an insurgency in the region. The three labourers were killed in July after what the Indian army had initially said… Read More Indian police file charges against army officer, civilian over killing of three labourers in Kashmir

India detains dozens of political leaders, activists in bid to curb unrest following election in Kashmir

India’s government detained at least 75 Kashmiri political leaders and activists to forestall political unrest after an alliance of Kashmir’s regional political parties won a local election, leaders and a police official said on Saturday. The District Council election, concluded early this week, was the first such exercise since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government last… Read More India detains dozens of political leaders, activists in bid to curb unrest following election in Kashmir

Four Indian soldiers, three militants dead following clash in Kashmir

Four Indian army soldiers and three militants were killed in Kashmir on Sunday, an Indian Defence Ministry spokesperson said, in the bloodiest gunbattle in the disputed region since April this year. An army patrol noticed suspicious movement along the LOC in the early hours of Sunday, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said. “Army troops… Read More Four Indian soldiers, three militants dead following clash in Kashmir

Three police officers killed as militants attack checkpoint in Kashmir

Militants killed three Indian policemen in Kashmir on Monday, as attacks on security forces and village leaders escalate in the disputed Muslim-majority region. Kashmir Police Chief Vijay Kumar said that militants attacked a security check-point north of the main city of Srinagar and killed one local policeman and two officers from the paramilitary Central Reserve… Read More Three police officers killed as militants attack checkpoint in Kashmir