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WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

US officials had evidence of widespread torture by Indian police and security forces and were secretly briefed by Red Cross staff about the systematic abuse of detainees in Kashmir, according to leaked diplomatic cables.<p>The dispatches, obtained by website WikiLeaks, reveal that US diplomats in …

Kashmir unmarked graves hold thousands of bodies

More than 2,000 corpses, believed to be victims of Kashmir's long-running insurgency, have been found buried in dozens of unmarked graves in the divided region, an Indian government human rights commission report has said.<p>The graves were found in dozens of villages on the Indian side of the line of …

Indian soldiers killed near Kashmir ceasefire line

India's army said five of its soldiers were killed when Pakistani troops fired near a ceasefire line in Kashmir. The incident in the disputed Himalayan region could threaten recent overtures towards resuming peace talks with nuclear rival Pakistan.<p>The Indian military called the attack on Tuesday a …

Kashmir conflict ebbs as new wave of militant emerges

The picture – showing a fresh-faced young man leaning nonchalantly against a tree – has been circulating on social media and mobile phones for months. But the smiling 17-year-old, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, a keen cricketer and successful student, is carrying an assault rifle, not a bat, and the bag at …

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India accuses Pakistan of fresh attacks on Kashmir border posts

India has accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortars on at least 50 Indian border posts overnight in disputed Kashmir, calling it the most serious ceasefire violation between the countries in a decade.<p>The attacks began on Tuesday night in southern Kashmir after India's home minister …

Indian separatists battle police in Kashmir

Separatist militants in India have clashed with police and paramilitary forces in a fierce gun battle that killed one officer in the troubled Himalayan region of Kashmir, according to police.<p>Police were ambushed in Sopore city, about34 miles (55km) north of Srinagar, after receiving a tip that …