December 26, 1999 |
Clashes between separatists and security personnel in Kashmir left seven militants and three policemen dead, officials said Saturday. Guerrillas fired at police Friday night when they were stopped at a checkpoint at Safawal, a village near Samba, officials said. Three policemen were killed in that attack. Army soldiers raided a militant hide-out and gunned down six guerrillas in Lakshan village in Doda district, an army spokesman said.
February 6, 1990 |
Indian border guards opened fire on Pakistani protesters who swarmed into Indian territory in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said. At least 10 people were reported injured in the shooting, India's chief spokesman said. Pakistani officials said that one protester was killed and 13 others were shot in the legs. The episode occurred near Ranbirsinghpura in Jammu region, 310 miles north of New Delhi.
February 7, 1990 |
About 10,000 Indian students demonstrated along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir State as tension increased after a border clash between Indian troops and Pakistani Muslims. The demonstration was prompted by a Monday incident in which Pakistani supporters of Kashmir separatists crossed the border and were fired on by the troops.
December 5, 1990 |
Border guards shot and killed 22 suspected Muslim militants after they illegally crossed into India from Pakistan, authorities said. A group of 25 crossed the border in the mountainous Kupwara region at dawn, according to a police spokesman, and opened fire when challenged by guards about a half a mile from the frontier. Kupwara is 50 miles northwest of Srinagar, the largest city in India's Kashmir valley.
September 30, 1990 |
India's Supreme Court agreed Saturday to hear an appeal to halt a plan that reserves nearly half the civil service posts for low-caste Hindus. The policy has led to a rash of protest clashes and suicides. A panel of five justices is expected to meet Monday on an application by the Supreme Court Bar Assn. for a temporary injunction on the program, announced Aug. 7 by Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh to counteract centuries of discrimination.
September 8, 1988
Sikh militants armed with automatic rifles opened fire aboard a commuter train in India's northern Punjab state, killing 10 Hindus and wounding 15. The attack took place as the train approached a station near Taran Tarn, 25 miles south of Amritsar. Police posted near the station saw a group of Sikhs run from the train into wheat fields but were unable to catch them. More than 1,870 people have been killed this year in violence blamed on Sikh militants fighting for a Sikh homeland.