Five rebels, two army soldiers and two civilians killed during two gun battles in India-administered Kashmir sparking anti-India protests, officials and residents say. Locals say one of the civilians was used as "human shield" by Indian troops.
Demonstrations erupted after a school principal was accused of issuing a certificate attesting that the rape accused, believed to be in his 20s, was a minor.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to boost the popularity of the Bharatiya Janata Party by harping on national security issues and decades-old disputes with nuclear rival Pakistan. Will it help the party earn electoral dividends?
The restive region’s women are increasingly going into business, as conflict kills off employment prospects.
In one case a father visits three graveyards to offer prayers for his son. In another, a broken tooth became the only way to identify a slain rebel.
Kashmir is one of the most militarised regions in the world. As it holds elections in three phases to avoid potential clashes, some soldier-guarded polling stations are recording as few as 25 people turning up to vote.
While Pakistan's ties with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf are more concrete than their Iranian ties, Pakistan still marches to its own tune.
At least 86 percent of eligible voters in the Kashmir valley abstained from voting, although in the southern Jammu belt, where Muslims and a sizeable Hindu population doesn't shy away from casting votes, a 70 percent turnout was recorded.
A small number of Kashmiris have joined India's ruling party but most Kashmiris fear the threat it poses.
Indians are heading to the polls in the second phase of voting in the country's seven-stage general election. India-administered Kashmir is among the regions voting on Thursday. But as TRT World's Baba Umar reports, many are boycotting the vote.
Many Indian Sikhs believe that peace between India and Pakistan is possible because people from both the countries share common history and culture, and they get along very well.
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