Jammu

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Newly appointed lieutenant-governor of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmi Girish Chandra Murmu  takes oath of office. Photograph: Handout/Information Department/AFP

Offices and shops were closed and streets deserted on Thursday in India’s northern disputed Kashmir region, as it formally split into two federally ad(...)

Security personnel stand guard in front of closed shops in Srinagar, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Tension remains high across India’s northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir state, three weeks after the federal government revoked a special constitution(...)

A giant flag of Pakistan-administered Kashmir during an anti-India protest in Karachi, Pakistan. India this month stripped the part of Kashmir that it controls of its autonomy. Photograph: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images

Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir’s biggest city Srinagar on Sunday after violent overnight clashes betw(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi after addressing the nation from the Red Fort during Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi. Photograph: T Narayan/Bloomberg

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has used an independence day speech to defend his government’s controversial decision to strip the disputed Kashmi(...)

 Indian migrant labourers who were working in Kashmir valley leave the region through the  emergency window of a train at a railway station in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, on Thursday. Photograph:  Jaipal Singh/EPA

Indian security forces have arrested more than 500 people since New Delhi imposed a communications blackout and security clampdown in divided Kashmir,(...)

Activists of the “Youth Forum for Kashmir” group shout slogans as an Indian  flag with a picture of prime minister Narendra Modi is burned in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

India’s northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir region remains cut off from the rest of the country, two days after the federal government scrapped its sp(...)

Security personnel patrol along a street in Jammu on Tuesday. Photograph: Rakesh Bakshi/AFP/Getty Images

Kashmir, a mountainous valley that borders Pakistan and India, has been a centre of conflict between the two nuclear-armed countries since the 1947 pa(...)

People protest after the Indian government removed the special constitutional semi-autonomous status granted to the region of Kashmir. Photograph: Rehan Khan/EPA

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, his spokesman said on Monday, after India revoked th(...)

Boys jump into the Ganges river to cool off during hot weather in Kolkata, India, on June 11th. Photograph:   Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Weekend showers provided a much-needed but partial respite to parts of India sweltering in a brutal heatwave. In Bihar, however, one of the poorest a(...)

Media gather around a Punjab Police vehicle carrying the seven accused for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

A court has sentenced three Hindu men, including a police officer, to life imprisonment for kidnapping, raping and murdering an eight-year-old Muslim (...)

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