Islamabad observes "Black Day" to mark 75th anniversary of Kashmir dispute, while New Delhi celebrates first landing of its troops in the region, split between both South Asian neighbours since their independence from Britain.
Indian officials say they are planning to establish cinemas in every district of the region, where tens of thousands have been killed in the armed conflict since 1989.
A multi-screen cinema hall has been inaugurated in Srinagar city amidst great fanfare as the troubled region is fast becoming a popular filming destination for Bollywood.
A government statement says activities of the sacked persons "had come to the adverse notice of law enforcement and intelligence agencies..."
As tensions continue with Beijing over borderlands, India grapples with a different set of challenges as it celebrates 75 years of independence.
"If seeking Azadi (freedom) is a crime, then I am ready to accept this crime and its consequences," popular Kashmiri leader Mohammed Yasin Malik tells the judge, according to his party.
New FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says it was difficult for Islamabad to deal with nuclear-rival New Delhi, which is implementing a "racist policy in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir," during his visit to UN in New York.
New Delhi orders shopkeepers in the mutinous Muslim-majority region to install CCTV systems at their own expense that activists say legitimises "a complete surveillance of their civic life."
New Delhi redraws electoral map of India-administered Kashmir ahead of elections, giving greater representation to Muslim-majority region's Hindu areas and sparking accusations of "gerrymandering" and "settler colonialism."
Indian PM Narendra Modi announces new development projects for India-administered Kashmir in bid to strengthen New Delhi's rule in the annexed Muslim-majority region.
Ilhan Omar during her visit criticised the reluctance of the US government to discuss the issue of human rights abuses in India-administered Kashmir.
Rebel attack in India-administered Kashmir’s main Srinagar city leaves one soldier dead, while four workers are wounded in two separate attacks, police say.
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