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(...)

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(...)

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

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(...)

Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard behind a barbed fence wire as they block a road during a curfew in Srinagar on Monday. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

The new Indian government of Narendra Modi has lost little time fulfilling the election promise to its Hindu nationalist supporters to change Kashmir’(...)

Supporters of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP party in Mumbai celebrate the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

To India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, eliminating the autonomy of Kashmir, a disputed, predominantly Muslim territory, was an administrative move,(...)

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(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party recently won a landslide general election.

India prime minister Narendra Modi’s government unveiled the budget for the coming year on Friday, seeking to reverse weakening growth and investment (...)

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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