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March 24, 1992
Security forces on both sides of the disputed Indo-Pakistani border region of Jammu and Kashmir have been placed on full alert for today's scheduled suicide charge by Muslim militants, whose armed struggle to create a separate state in the Himalayan region already has left nearly 2,000 dead in two years.
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September 6, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI -- It's a battle of dueling concerts performed in a divided land. On Saturday, the Bavarian State Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, is to give a high-profile performance in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. The concert, which has been dubbed “Ehsas-e-Kashmir,” or "The Feel of Kashmir," is seen as a way to foster peace and understanding. “This is a wonderful cultural tribute to Kashmir and its warm-hearted and hospitable people,” the German Embassy, a principal sponsor, said in a statement.
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NEWS
May 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Fourteen people have been killed in separatist violence in India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. An army officer and three police officers were among seven people killed in a gun battle between security forces and separatists in Akhnur, west of Jammu. Elsewhere, five separatists and two others were killed. Officials say more than 30,000 people have been killed in separatist violence in the Himalayan region since 1990.
WORLD
August 15, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Down a 15-foot-wide alley of shuttered shops in Srinagar's Batmaloo neighborhood, stone-throwing protesters and police face off under a blazing midday sun. Most of the rocks thrown by demonstrators miss their mark, but when one lands, a loud cheer erupts. Dozens of officers, some with slingshots, answer in kind, roaring with glee whenever their projectiles strike protester flesh. While this may look like a collection of overgrown children, it's a decidedly deadly game. At least 57 protesters have been killed since early June — including two Saturday — by security forces opening fire who opted for guns over stones against unruly mobs.
NEWS
October 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Police fired on crowds protesting the arrest of a separatist leader in northern Jammu and Kashmir state, killing at least five people and wounding 75, officials said. Demonstrators were protesting the arrest of Shabir Ahmed Shah, leader of the People's League. The league is an underground group calling for the state to secede from India and join Pakistan. Shah, who calls for armed struggle to achieve the group's aims, was arrested Thursday.
NEWS
December 13, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kidnapers of an Indian Cabinet minister's daughter threatened to kill her after negotiations for her release broke down. Rubaiya Sayeed, 22, daughter of Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, was kidnaped Friday. The separatist Kashmir Liberation Front took responsibility and demanded the release of five to seven militants. The front wants India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir either to become independent or a part of Islamic Pakistan.
NEWS
September 15, 1989 | From Reuters
Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Hindu politician Thursday in Srinagar, the main city of India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Police said Tiklal Tiploo, a senior official in the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, was shot by two men as he left his home. It was not clear whether the gunmen were Sikh separatists or Muslim rebels fighting for Kashmir's independence from India. The Hindu-revivalist party has incurred the wrath of both.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1990
The Pakistan Embassy's information minister makes biased and unsubstantiated assertions in his letter (Feb. 23) on the crisis in Kashmir. In an amnesic denial of fact, he fails to recognize that it was the ruler of Kashmir who acceded to India on Oct. 26, 1947, before the Indian army was dispatched to repel the invasion by Pathan tribals, backed by the Pakistani army. The U.N. Commission for India and Pakistan, in its resolution of Aug. 13, 1948, stipulated that the will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir be ascertained only following a complete withdrawal of Pakistani forces from Kashmir.
NEWS
March 23, 1987 | From Reuters
At least eight people were killed and 130 injured today as three of India's 24 states went to the polls in elections considered Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's toughest popularity test yet, the Press Trust of India reported. PTI said all the killings took place in the southern state of Kerala in clashes between supporters of the ruling coalition led by Gandhi's Congress (I) Party and a Communist-led front.
WORLD
August 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Indian forces shot and killed at least 13 Muslim protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir as tens of thousands of people defied a blanket curfew, and police and demonstrators battled with bullets and rocks amid clouds of tear gas. It was the bloodiest day in nearly two months of unrest that has rocked the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir. Muslims took to the streets of cities and towns across Kashmir to protest Monday's killing of prominent separatist leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz and four others.
WORLD
August 6, 2010 | By Mark Magnier and Anshul Rana, Los Angeles Times
At least 103 people were killed by flash floods and enveloping mud torrents Friday in a usually peaceful holiday corner of the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir after a massive downpour inundated steep mountain ravines. Troops pulled people from freshly formed bogs of mud and rubble in Ladakh, an area of the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Cellphone towers in Ladakh toppled, severing communication in many areas and adding to the hurdles facing rescuers, said Kuldeep Khoda, the state police chief.
WORLD
August 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Indian forces shot and killed at least 13 Muslim protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir as tens of thousands of people defied a blanket curfew, and police and demonstrators battled with bullets and rocks amid clouds of tear gas. It was the bloodiest day in nearly two months of unrest that has rocked the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir. Muslims took to the streets of cities and towns across Kashmir to protest Monday's killing of prominent separatist leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz and four others.
NEWS
May 18, 2003 | Mujtaba Ali Ahmad, Associated Press Writer
Swirling scarves through the air, the juggler draws a laugh from the 5-year-old boy, who is wrapped in a blanket in a drafty red-brick orphanage on a Kashmir mountaintop. "It is so freaky how he makes colorful circles with those strips of cloth," a beaming Aijaz Ahmad Rather said. Aijaz has rarely smiled since his father, a separatist militant, was killed in a gun battle with Indian security forces three years ago.
WORLD
April 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A powerful explosion ripped through a courthouse in the town of Pattan in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, killing three people and injuring 34, police said. They named no suspects, but the attack came the same day as other killings in the region were blamed on separatist guerrillas. Two soldiers and two suspected separatists were killed in a border post attack in Bandipore.
OPINION
August 12, 2002
Re "As Kashmir Boils, Keep Heat on Pakistan," Commentary, Aug. 7: Selig Harrison is so off the mark when he advises the Bush administration to "get Pakistan to keep its hands off" Kashmir as a means of finally resolving the Kashmir issue. Whether Pakistan can do more to stop "infiltration" by militants has less to do with resolving the 55-year-old Kashmir conflict than whether India can admit that a problem of national self-determination cannot be solved by military force, no matter how overwhelming and how brutal.
OPINION
February 3, 2002
Re "India's Wayward Trajectory," editorial, Jan. 30: It is misleading to describe India's missile test as ominous and "blustery," as it was conducted in a totally nonprovocative manner across international waters fully in accordance with the international practice, with prior intimation to Pakistan and others, including the U.S. The test was part of the technological evolution of India's indigenous integrated missile development program, and the...
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He lies in a dingy hospital ward, his left arm in a thick cast, but Mohammed Bashir says he is only sorry he was not killed when he and his friends tried to invade India. "I would be proud if I was shaheed, " or martyred, the 23-year-old laborer explained. So Bashir said he will try again to liberate India's state of Jammu and Kashmir when he recovers. "I will go again," he promised, "but with weapons."
NEWS
January 8, 2002 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Pervez Musharraf said Monday that India and Pakistan had not yet stepped back from the brink of war in Kashmir but that recent events made it more likely that the two nuclear-armed nations could begin reducing border tensions. At a weekend Asian summit in Nepal, Musharraf shook hands and exchanged a few words with Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
NEWS
December 23, 2001 | From Reuters
Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged small-arms and machine-gun fire at border flash points Friday as tension mounted between the two nuclear-capable neighbors, officials said Saturday. A senior Indian defense official said that troops had been deployed "wherever required" along the border of rebellion-torn Jammu and Kashmir state but that the exchanges of fire were not alarming.
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