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India detains Kashmir activists on Rights Day

Around 20 people were detained Tuesday in Indian-administered Kashmir while protesting on Human Rights Day against alleged abuses by security forces in the disputed territory, police and witnesses said. Police blocked several small processions by rights activists in the main city of Srinagar while at least three separatist leaders were put under house arrest, security sources said. A senior police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that around 20 people, most of them known activists, had been detained.

Indian-controlled Kashmir mourns death of Nelson Mandela

Indian-controlled Kashmir mourns death of Nelson Mandela SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Leaders in India-controlled Kashmir Friday condoled the passing away of former South African President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died at his home in Johannesburg Thursday evening. The leaders paid tributes to Mandela and joined the world community in mourning. Indian-controlled Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took to his twitter account and joined world leaders in paying tributes to Mandela.

Alert sounded across Indian-controlled Kashmir following police officer's killing

Alert sounded across Indian-controlled Kashmir following police officer's killing SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Indian- controlled Kashmir has been put on alert Wednesday, one day after the killing of a police officer in a deadly attack on police, officials said. The alert has been sounded in major towns including Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. "In the wake of the recent attack on police party, all police stations have been directed to remain vigilant," said a police officer, pleading anonymity.

Police kill three militants in Indian Kashmir

Indian government forces killed three suspected rebels in Kashmir overnight following a lengthy gunbattle near the de facto border with Pakistan, police said Tuesday. The three were killed after heavy firing erupted between security forces and rebels on Monday afternoon at Handwara, a village in a forest 90 kilometres (56 miles) from the state's main city of Srinagar, a local officer said.

Fierce gunfight erupts between militants, troops in Indian controlled Kashmir

Fierce gunfight erupts between militants, troops in Indian controlled Kashmir SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- A fierce gunfight between militants and contingents of Indian army and police broke out Monday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. "The gunfight is going on and reinforcements were rushed in to take on militants present there," Abdul Gani Mir, inspector general of police told the media in Srinagar. "Details will be shared after the gunfight ends," he added.

Indian policeman wounded in accidental fire in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Indian policeman wounded in accidental fire in Indian-controlled Kashmir SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- An Indian policeman was wounded Monday in an accidental fire in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The policeman was hit by bullet from service rifle of a paramilitary trooper of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Suspected rebels kill police officer in Indian Kashmir

Suspected rebels in Indian Kashmir shot dead a police officer and wounded two of his colleagues on Monday outside the main city of Srinagar, an official said. Unknown gunmen opened fire on the officer who was patrolling a market in Chadoora, 25 kilometres (16 miles) from Srinagar, in an attack that also injured a shopkeeper, the police official said. The "officer died in the attack. We are ascertaining what exactly happened", inspector general of police, Abdul Gani Mir, told AFP, adding that the injured were taken to hospital.

Urgent: Militants attack police party in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Urgent: Militants attack police party in Indian-controlled Kashmir SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- A police officer was killed and two policemen were wounded Monday after militants attacked them in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

1st LD Writethru: Police officer killed, 2 policemen wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir

1st LD Writethru: Police officer killed, 2 policemen wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- A police officer was killed and two policemen accompanying him were wounded Monday after militants attacked them in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The attack was carried out in afternoon at Chadoora town of district Budgam, about 15 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

10 houses, 2 buildings gutted in devastating fire in Indian-controlled Kashmir

10 houses, 2 buildings gutted in devastating fire in Indian-controlled Kashmir SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Ten residential houses and two buildings were gutted in a devastating fire in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Sunday. However, no loss of life or injury was reported so far. The fire broke out late Saturday evening at village Hathishah- Tarzoo of Sopore, about 52 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
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