July 23, 2006 |
A top Kashmiri militant commander blamed for dozens of attacks and tourist killings has been arrested in the Indian-controlled portion of the contested Himalayan state, dealing a major setback for the separatist rebels, police said Saturday. Mudassir, who goes by a single name, is believed to be the chief planner of Lashkar-e- Taiba, an Islamic militant group based in Pakistan.
July 25, 2000 |
A pro-Pakistani militant group in Kashmir on Monday declared a cease-fire for three months, saying it was ready to hold peace talks with the Indian government. Abdul Majid Dar, chief commander of the Hizbul Moujahedeen group, gave the Indian government one week to end what he called a crackdown on militants in Kashmir.
March 21, 2000 |
Gunmen killed 36 Sikhs in India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir late Monday, even as President Clinton was beginning a visit to the Asian nation, police said. It was the first major attack on the Sikhs since a Muslim insurgency began 10 years ago in Kashmir. Both India and Pakistan claim the Himalayan territory and have fought two wars over it.
December 14, 1989 |
Muslim separatists freed the daughter of a Cabinet minister Wednesday after the government released five of their jailed comrades, officials said. Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, was taken to a friend's home in this northern city two hours after the militants were freed downtown, police said. Rubaiya Sayeed, 22, was flown to New Delhi later and met at the airport by her father, mother, brother and sister.
September 6, 2004 |
After eight months of slow progress toward lasting peace, foreign ministers from India and Pakistan met Sunday to search for solutions to their main dispute, the 57-year conflict over the divided territory of Kashmir. Spokesmen for Indian Foreign Minister K. Natwar Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Mian Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri said talks on the first day of the two-day summit went well, but gave no details.
January 4, 1994 |
Talks between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute ended in a flop Monday, with the countries still so far apart they could not even agree on a date for the next round of negotiations. "We are in the same position as when we started," Indian Foreign Secretary J.N. Dixit told reporters before catching a plane home from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The continuing stalemate after more than seven hours of negotiations bodes ill for the ability of Indian Prime Minister P.V.
July 12, 1999 |
Pakistani leaders said Sunday that military forces they were supporting had begun pulling back from Indian territory in Kashmir, signaling an end to two months of border fighting that brought the nuclear-armed states to the brink of a full-scale war. Pakistani Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz said his government had decided to order the withdrawal of forces from the disputed Himalayan region to avert a larger conflict.
August 16, 1994 |
India and Pakistan entered their 48th year of independence this week by exchanging harsh, in-your-face remarks over Kashmir, showing yet again how acrimonious their relations remain after nearly half a century as unhappy neighbors. "With you, without you, in spite of you, Kashmir will remain an integral part of India," Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, vowed Monday in a no-nonsense message directed at Pakistan.
June 12, 1999 |
Prospects for peace between India and Pakistan dimmed Friday as Indian leaders charged that six of their soldiers were mutilated and tortured to death while in Pakistani custody. Outrage among Indians crested on the eve of today's peace talks between the two countries, which have been engaged in heavy fighting along their disputed border in the Kashmir region since last month. The fighting has raised fears of a wider war between the two states, which tested nuclear weapons last year.
July 26, 2003 |
Indian soldiers killed 11 suspected Muslim rebels and five unarmed Bangladeshis trying to sneak into the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir on Friday, police said. Two Indian soldiers also were killed. Five of the suspected rebels were trying to cross to India's side of the Line of Control -- the boundary that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan -- about 75 miles north of Srinagar, a police officer said on condition of anonymity.