March 24, 2003 |
Twenty-four Hindus have been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Jammu and Kashmir, in the worst outbreak of violence since elections were held to try to bring peace to India's only Muslim-majority state. Police said women and children were among the dead. The attack was in the village of Nadi Marg, south of Srinagar, the state's summer capital. Indian police in Srinagar said gunmen disarmed police guarding the village before the attack.
December 1, 2002 |
A surge of violence in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir left 10 people dead Saturday. In the first attack, a bomb exploded on a busy street in the Khanyar area of Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state. Police said that the bomb targeted a police van carrying detainees to a court but that it exploded prematurely. Three policemen and six civilians, including two children, were hurt.
January 26, 1992 |
Police on Saturday halted a motorcade by right-wing Hindus who had sought to carry their anti-terror, anti-separatism protest into the heart of Kashmir, scene of a Muslim insurrection. Muslim separatists had vowed to kill protest leaders if they tried to carry out their goal of hoisting the Indian flag today--the country's independence day--in Srinagar, capital of Jammu-Kashmir state.
June 12, 2005 |
A series of gun battles between government forces and suspected Islamic rebels in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir left five people dead. In Pungai, 125 miles southwest of Srinagar, a guerrilla and a police constable were killed in a clash, a police officer said. Another suspected rebel was killed when soldiers raided Seer Jagir, 35 miles south of Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state.
February 20, 2005 |
About 4,000 travelers were trapped along a mountain highway in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir after 20 inches of snow had blocked roads, broken power lines and halted phone service across much of the Himalayan region, authorities said. Jammu and Kashmir state Finance Minister Muzaffar Baig said authorities were unable to clear the highway between Srinagar and Jammu -- the state's two capitals.
January 25, 1990 |
Hundreds of Kashmiri police officers went on strike for five hours in Srinagar to support the demands of Muslim separatists that Indian army troops called in to quell violence leave Jammu and Kashmir state. The strike was called off after the state's top police officer spoke to the police. At least 57 people, most of them protesters, have been killed since a round-the-clock curfew was imposed Saturday on Srinagar and surrounding towns.
July 27, 1991 |
Pro-Pakistan militants killed more than 100 Indian troops in a surprise attack on an army convoy in the disputed Kashmir state, Pakistan said. The official APP news agency said the 350-vehicle convoy was ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. Indian officials in Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, confirmed that an ambush took place but would not comment on casualties. A Defense Ministry spokesman in New Delhi said he had no information about such an ambush.
October 25, 2001 |
Thirteen people were killed in separate shootouts in India's troubled Kashmir region where rebel violence has flared after U.S. strikes on Afghanistan, police said. Indian paramilitary soldiers shot dead three militants in a gun battle in the Budgam district, nine miles west of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state. Earlier, unidentified militants shot dead two civilians including a village chief in Kupwara district north of Srinagar, police said.
March 23, 2002 |
Assailants threw grenades at a crowded bus stop and a marketplace, wounding 52 people, the highest civilian casualty toll in Indian-controlled Kashmir since a bomb attack on the state assembly building last year. Police and officials from Jammu and Kashmir state blamed Islamic militants who have been fighting Indian rule since 1989. Attackers threw four or five grenades into a market in Shopiyan, 30 miles south of Srinagar, police said.
February 5, 1990 |
A strike called by Muslim separatists paralyzed life in Jammu and Kashmir state for a second day amid scattered bomb and arson attacks by pro-secessionist militants that caused damage but no injuries, accounts in Srinagar, India, said. In Pakistan, the government and opposition reaffirmed support for the separatists.