Indian Kashmir locks down, pilgrimage off as virus cases surge
Indian-administered Kashmir on Wednesday imposed a strict lockdown for a week as authorities warned of rising coronavirus cases, one day after cancelling a major annual Hindu pilgrimage.
Owner Of Pigeon Detained In India For Spying Demands Its Release
Last week, we reported that authorities in India arrested a pigeon on suspicion that it is a trained spy for Pakistan. According to reports, the alleged spy bird was carrying a “coded message,” attached to its foot. It was alleged to have flown from across the border that separates Indian and Pakistan-controlled parts of Kashmir, according to…
Villager Fakes Death To Escape Coronavirus Lockdown And Travel Home
We are currently in a period of social distancing thanks to the lockdown announced by many countries in a bid to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. In a bid to escape lockdown and travel home, a Kashmiri villager faked his death and traveled more than a hundred miles in an ambulance with four others to…
Overload on train to Kashmir's internet oasis
Every day the train to Kashmir's remote cyber oasis Banihal is packed as people travel for hours to get online in the disputed region where the internet has been cut
Back to pre-internet stone age in offline Indian Kashmir
In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government "internet kiosks".
Grenade kills one, wounds 17 in India Kashmir
At least one person was killed and 17 wounded Monday in a grenade blast at a crowded market in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city Srinagar, police and doctors said.
Internet shutdown fuels Kashmir fake news battle
A communications blackout in India's powderkeg Kashmir region is fuelling a fake news war with Pakistan, as both sides unleash a deluge of disinformation to fill the vacuum and shape opinion.
Mobile phones back in Indian Kashmir, but internet still down
Mobile phone networks were restored in Indian Kashmir on Monday after a 72-day blackout, authorities said, but the internet remains off-limits to the region's seven million-plus people.
Two months of misery in Indian Kashmir
Children as young as nine detained, protests and tear gas, allegations of torture, businesses shut and no mobiles or internet: it's now been two months of misery in the Kashmir Valley.