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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(...)

Arundhati Roy: “When I’m writing non-fiction, it’s a weapon, it’s an argument. It has an immediate and urgent purpose.”  Photograph: Mayank Austen Soofi

I once wrote a bad review of a novel in this newspaper and an eminent writer gave me a dressing down for it when we next met. “More people ended up re(...)

“War by sporting means”: cricket fans gather around the vehicle carrying the Pakistan  captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, through Karachi after his team’s surprise victory over India. Photograph: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty

Police in India have charged 17 people in two provinces with sedition after they allegedly cheered Pakistan for defeating India in the International C(...)

Protesters run as they prepare to hurl stones towards the Indian police during a protest after Friday prayers, in Srinagar. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters

The upcoming months are critical to the future of India’s insurgency-ridden northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir state, where the impetus for azadi, or(...)

Aoife Ní Mhurchú in Afghanistan: ‘Unbeknownst to the MSF team, I have hidden some gifts from Ireland around the compound for them to enjoy after I leave.’

Whether they are spending Christmas in Kashmir, Afghanistan or Cork, staff at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical humanitarian (...)

  Indian border  guards  carry the remains  of their colleague during  a  ceremony   in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir: Nobody has claimed responsibility for an attack that left one guard dead and another wounded, but Indian security sources believe the armed militants came from Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

At least four armed militants attacked an Indian Army base in Kashmir late on Sunday night, killing one border guard and wounding another, three weeks(...)

Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Thursday. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

India has claimed its army successfully launched “surgical strikes” on suspected militant groups in Pakistan-administered Kashmir early on Thursday, i(...)

 Coronation Street star Marc Anwar. File photograph: Ian West/PA

Coronation Street star Marc Anwar has been sacked from the soap after posting “entirely unacceptable, racially offensive” comments about Indian people(...)

 Smoke billows out from inside an Indian Army base in Uri which was attacked by  suspected militants. Indian prime minister Narenda Modi  tweeted that the perpetrators will be punished. EPA/EPA

India has accused Pakistan of being behind a separatist attack on an army base near their disputed frontier on Sunday that killed 17 soldiers, in one (...)

The half- lifting on Monday of a 52-day curfew imposed by the Indian authorities in Kashmir has reignited simmering tensions and led to renewed clashe(...)

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