Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were detained again after their six-month-long imprisonment ended on Thursday. New Delhi rescinded the disputed region's partial autonomy and imposed a vice-like security and communications lockdown in August.
Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed nearly 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan since Sunday.
Either in anger or at the urging of local rebels, farmers have joined in the rebuke of India's actions in the disputed region by deliberately sabotaging a crop known as "spine of Kashmir's economy."
The 5.8 magnitude quake struck the region's Mirpur area, causing property and infrastructure damage and also injuring more than 500 people, officials say.
An informal but widespread boycott by students, shopkeepers, and public and private sector workers is in effect to protest India's lockdown after it scrapped the disputed region's limited autonomy angering locals and neighbouring Pakistan.
Tensions soared in India-administered Kashmir after New Delhi scrapped the region's autonomy, cut phone and internet access, placed curbs on movement and arrested thousands, a move dubbed "illegal annexation" by activists and neighbouring Pakistan.
While India continues to impose a draconian communication blockade and curfew in most parts of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, Americans of Kashmiri origin are raising their voice against New Delhi's aggression.
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Pakistan extended army chief General Bajwa's tenure for three years as tensions flared with India which pulled disputed Kashmir's autonomy on August 5. Islamabad said at least two civilians were killed in cross-border fire by Indian troops on Sunday.
Critics say presidential order, that came amid uproar in Parliament as well as a huge troop surge and phone and internet suspension in the restive valley, aims to change the disputed region's Muslim-majority demographics.
India asks tourists and Hindu pilgrims visiting a Himalayan cave shrine "to curtail their stay" in the disputed territory, citing security concerns, but locals question New Delhi's intentions.
New Delhi pushes at least 10,000 paramilitary troops – set to rise to 20,000 – to India-administered Kashmir sparking fears India may set aside a constitutional provision, Article 35A, allowing Indians to buy land in the Muslim-majority region.
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