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 (...)

BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur with  supporters at her residence in Bhopal on May 23th,  the day of vote results  in India’s general election. Photograph: Gagan Nayar/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly half of India’s newly elected MPs face an assortment of criminal charges, with prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janat(...)

India’s president Ram Nath Kovind (left)  administered the oath of office to  Narendra Modi   at a grand ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

Narendra Modi was sworn in on Thursday for a second consecutive five-year term as India’s prime minister at a grand ceremony in New Delhi attended by (...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi gestures towards his supporters after the election results at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarter in New Delhi, India, last Thursday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Fresh from his impressive victory in the Indian elections last week, outgoing prime minister Narendra Modi promised voters in a Twitter message: “Toge(...)

Rahul Gandhi, president of the Congress Party: calls for him to step down have intensified among demoralised party workers. Photograph: Pursuance Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

The remarkable election victory by India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), devised by prime minister Narendra Modi, has imperilled the(...)

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