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July 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A grenade exploded inside a Muslim shrine in the Kashmir valley, and a bomb hidden in a wooden cart blew up in a marketplace, in violence targeting celebrations of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Police said two people died and about 100 were injured in the grenade attack about 25 miles from the capital city of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir state. The device hidden in a cart injured about 25 people in Srinagar, witnesses said.
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March 13, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI, India -- Suspected militants attacked a paramilitary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing five officers before two gunmen were shot dead. At least five officers and three civilians were also wounded. The brazen attack in the largest city in the Kashmir region jointly claimed by India and PakistanĀ is reportedly the largest such assault in three years. According to officials and local news media reports, around 10:45 a.m., militants with grenades attacked a Central Reserve Police Force paramilitary camp before entering an adjoining public school.
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March 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir have poisoned hundreds of dogs and aim to kill all 100,000 strays in the main city, Srinagar, saying the animals pose a risk and make urban life unbearable. Animal rights activists vowed to go to court, saying the poisoning was cruel and the problem could be addressed in other ways. "These dogs . . . are threatening humans," said Dr. Riyaz Ahmad, the Srinagar health officer. One government worker said his son was afraid to leave the house.
OPINION
September 18, 2010
The news from Kashmir in recent months is sadly reminiscent of another conflict — the first intifada in the Palestinian territories, which broke out two decades ago. Now, as then, crowds of angry young men throw rocks at security forces trying to control demonstrators demanding independence. Separatist leaders call more stone-tossing youths out to the streets, police employ harsher tactics against them, and the battle escalates. In this case, the Kashmiris are fighting against Indian rule, and nearly 100 lives have been lost in the clashes of the last three months.
NEWS
October 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Fifteen people, including two children, died Thursday as Islamic militants stepped up attacks on Indian security forces in Kashmir. Three soldiers and two militants were killed when guerrillas ambushed an army convoy near the Banihal pass on the highway connecting Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, with Srinagar, the summer capital. Police said the guerrillas opened fire as the convoy was about to enter the Banihal tunnel. The troops returned fire.
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April 11, 1990 | From Reuters
Muslim Kashmiri militants fighting for secession from India have killed all three hostages they took in an effort to free colleagues from jail, police said today. The secessionists killed one hostage, H. L. Khera, the manager of a state-run machine tools factory, in broad daylight in front of Indian Kashmir's heavily guarded police headquarters Tuesday afternoon. Police said the bodies of the two others were found dumped in a Srinagar suburb late Tuesday night.
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March 26, 1990 | United Press International
The body of a former state legislator abducted by Muslim separatists was found Sunday in Kashmir state, and an extremist group claimed that the politician had admitted to being a police informer and was hanged. Police said a patrol found the body of Mir Mustafa on a street in Batmaloo, an extremist hotbed in central Srinagar, a city 400 miles north of New Delhi.
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.
NEWS
April 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fire destroyed more than 250 shops and houses in a clash between troops and secessionist militants in the capital of India's only predominantly Muslim state. The blaze broke out a day after security forces killed the leader of a group seeking to unite Jammu and Kashmir state with Pakistan. Since Thursday, at least 52 people have been killed in violence in Srinagar.
WORLD
March 7, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Indian forces opened fire on hundreds of Muslims demonstrating against Indian rule in the divided region of Kashmir, killing one person and wounding 17 others, police and doctors said. Police used live ammunition and tear gas after the protesters chanted anti-India slogans and pelted the forces with rocks in Srinagar, the main city in the region, after Friday prayers. Nazir Ahmed, a doctor at the main hospital in Srinagar, said one man who was shot in the chest died in the hospital.
WORLD
August 26, 2010 | By Anshul Rana and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
As the death toll mounts in this summer of discontent in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, government planners are turning to an old standby in their bid to calm the storm: jobs. Officials say they hope that if young male demonstrators can be kept busy and off the streets, they will lose their fierce anger over Indian control of the disputed region and alleged human rights violations by police and paramilitary forces. At least 62 protesters, mostly youths throwing rocks, have been killed by armed security officers since June, including one Friday.
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July 8, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
I was at a tea stall near my hotel here in Srinagar, along a strip of houseboats and slowly decaying hotels known as the Boulevard, when the police patrol pulled up Wednesday morning and ordered the tea-wallahs to close down for curfew. As the workers scrambled to comply, the lead officer, identified on his lapel as Mussafar Shah, and a subordinate started striking them on their backs and legs with four-foot wooden sticks known as lathis . I took out my cellphone — in reality, the camera wasn't switched on, but I hoped its presence would stem the beatings — identified myself as press and showed my Indian media card.
WORLD
July 7, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
The latest murky cycle of violence in Indian-held Kashmir began late Monday in the Gangbugh neighborhood of Srinagar. Residents say paramilitary officers chased Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, 17, and two 11th grade friends, possibly fired shots in their direction — the details were not clear. The frightened youths jumped into a drainage canal to get away. Bhat, who could swim, failed to return home and the community mounted a search. At dawn, his body was found floating in the canal.
WORLD
March 7, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Indian forces opened fire on hundreds of Muslims demonstrating against Indian rule in the divided region of Kashmir, killing one person and wounding 17 others, police and doctors said. Police used live ammunition and tear gas after the protesters chanted anti-India slogans and pelted the forces with rocks in Srinagar, the main city in the region, after Friday prayers. Nazir Ahmed, a doctor at the main hospital in Srinagar, said one man who was shot in the chest died in the hospital.
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August 13, 2008 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
SRINAGAR, India -- At times it was enough just to stay alive, or to keep from breaking down when friends were dying and soldiers came knocking. Ugliness replaced beauty, and the finer things -- art, music, poetry -- seemed unbearable luxuries, like a rich dessert on an empty stomach.
WORLD
March 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir have poisoned hundreds of dogs and aim to kill all 100,000 strays in the main city, Srinagar, saying the animals pose a risk and make urban life unbearable. Animal rights activists vowed to go to court, saying the poisoning was cruel and the problem could be addressed in other ways. "These dogs . . . are threatening humans," said Dr. Riyaz Ahmad, the Srinagar health officer. One government worker said his son was afraid to leave the house.
WORLD
July 8, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
I was at a tea stall near my hotel here in Srinagar, along a strip of houseboats and slowly decaying hotels known as the Boulevard, when the police patrol pulled up Wednesday morning and ordered the tea-wallahs to close down for curfew. As the workers scrambled to comply, the lead officer, identified on his lapel as Mussafar Shah, and a subordinate started striking them on their backs and legs with four-foot wooden sticks known as lathis . I took out my cellphone — in reality, the camera wasn't switched on, but I hoped its presence would stem the beatings — identified myself as press and showed my Indian media card.
WORLD
March 13, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI, India -- Suspected militants attacked a paramilitary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing five officers before two gunmen were shot dead. At least five officers and three civilians were also wounded. The brazen attack in the largest city in the Kashmir region jointly claimed by India and PakistanĀ is reportedly the largest such assault in three years. According to officials and local news media reports, around 10:45 a.m., militants with grenades attacked a Central Reserve Police Force paramilitary camp before entering an adjoining public school.
NEWS
November 4, 2007 | Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press
You can forget the popcorn. At the only working movie theater in Indian Kashmir, this is what a moviegoer endures: a frisking, a walk past sandbagged bunkers and a once-over by soldiers wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles. But there are plenty of seats. Every day, Noor Mohammad, manager of the Neelam Cinema, stares at the empty rows, a fruitless wait for customers in a land where the violence of everyday life is more dramatic than on-screen fiction.
WORLD
May 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
A series of rebel bomb attacks and gunfights with security forces in the Indian portion of Kashmir left at least 13 people dead and dozens injured Wednesday, officials said. Suspected insurgents triggered a small explosion that detonated a larger bomb in an abandoned car on a busy street in Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state, said Hari Lal, an officer of the Central Reserve Police Force.
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