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A Kashmiri man in front of closed shops covered with graffiti in the  commercial hub of Srinagar city centre. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/Getty

An informal but widespread civil disobedience movement has gripped India’s northern disputed Kashmir region, to protest against the federal government(...)

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan has again raised the spectre of a nuclear confrontation with India over the Kashmir region, which is divided betw(...)

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(...)

Instead of sending signals of support to the pro-democracy activists who have taken to the city’s streets in defiance of the Beijing-backed leadership,  Donald Trump has dismissed the demonstrations as ‘riots’ while sticking closely to Communist Party talking points by stating that the issue was one ‘between Hong Kong and China’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asia seems to be on the brink of multiple crises at once. India’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomous status, continuing (...)

India’s federal government has tightened security measures in the northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, ahead of the country’s Independence Day (...)

Kashmiri women in Srinagar shout pro-freedom slogans before Eid prayers after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui

Indian security forces reinforced their lockdown on Srinagar, the summer capital of the northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, during the Muslim (...)

Protesters throw rocks in the streets of Srinagar following  Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s autonomy. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting against New Delhi’s withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-ma(...)

Leh, the capital of  Ladakh: locals expect their new status will help them  emerge from the “dominating shadow” of Kashmir. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton

India’s predominantly Buddhist enclave of Ladakh has welcomed the federal government’s decision to separate it from the disputed and insurgency-ridden(...)

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