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Women mourn as people carry the body of  journalist  Shujaat Bukhari, who was killed by gunmen outside his office, during his funeral in Kreeri, north of Srinagar. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters

Thousands of mourners gathered on Friday for the funeral of a senior Kashmiri journalist who, along with his two bodyguards, was shot dead by unidenti(...)

Residents of Nanga village in India   in a building damaged by alleged shelling from the Pakistani side of the  Kashmir border on May 23th. Photograph:  EPA/Jaipal Singh

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan have agreed to reinforce their 2003 ceasefire agreement to end their daily exchange of artillery, missile and small (...)

Lawyers take part in  a protest in Srinigar, Kashmir, on Monday  calling for justice in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl  in Jammu and Kashmir state in January. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monda(...)

 A girl holds a banner as Indian activists hold placards that read in Hindi ‘Indian Government take stern action against the rapists’ during a protest against the alleged rape cases, in Bhopal, India. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Mounting outrage over two rapes, one in the disputed region of Kashmir and another allegedly involving a lawmaker from prime minister Narendra Modi’s (...)

 Indian activists hold placards stating ‘Indian Government take stern action against the rapists’ as they protest Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) lawmakers  allegedly defending the accused in a high profile rape case. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA.

When police in northern India went to court this week to file charges implicating eight men in the rape and murder of a Muslim child, they were confro(...)

A man sorting through his destroyed home following shelling across the “line of control” in northern Kashmir. Photograph: Getty Images

The fragile peace between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan is under severe strain as their two armies continue to exchange missile, mortar and (...)

Firefighters and rescue workers remove the body of a victim from debris at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, on Thursday. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

At least 21 people are dead and more than a dozen others trapped after monsoon downpours caused a building to collapse in Mumbai. The four-storey re(...)

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Muslims  gather at Plaza de Catalunya to protest against terrorism in Barcelona on Monday evening. Photograph:  Sergio Perez/Reuters

If you take a turn off Las Ramblas and walk west for about five minutes you’ll notice a subtle change in the cityscape. The countless tapas bars and (...)

Members of families of Hindu refugees from West Pakistan  outside their concrete shanty homes in Surej Chak, on the outskirts of Jammu, in March 2015. Photograph:  Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

The scrubby lowlands of Jammu are stuck between the Himalayas and the dusty plains of Punjab, and home to 19,000 families stuck in time. West Pakistan(...)

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