Naikoo's killing came as a blow to one of Kashmir's oldest rebel outfits but also revealed the Modi regime's aggressive approach to the Kashmir conflict isn't bearing any fruit.
Four rebel fighters including the commander of the banned group fighting New Delhi's rule in India-administered Kashmir were killed in Pulwama district, officials say.
Indian army colonel and major along with a police officer and two other soldiers gunned down by suspected militants in India-administered Kashmir, a police officer said adding that reinforcement of special forces arrived and shot dead two rebels
Indian fire on military posts and villages of Pakistan-administered Kashmir kills a soldier, a woman and a 16-year-old girl, Pakistan says, adding its retaliation caused heavy losses to Indian troops.
Kashmiris skip obligatory prayers in mosques but hundreds attend funerals of insurgents.
Indian and Pakistani troops trade blame, exchange bombs along de facto border known as Line of Control that divides disputed Kashmir region.
The fighting, which could not be independently verified, comes amid an ongoing lockdown in India-administered Kashmir to combat spread of coronavirus.
New Delhi refuses to completely ease restrictions in India-administered Kashmir despite pleas from several rights group.
The internet curbs imposed by New Delhi on disputed Kashmir is making it impossible for tens of thousands of people to work from home and combat the coronavirus threat.
Any attempts to revive this long-planned alliance will be ineffective in trying to counter China, and instead will simply be viewed as an alliance of Islamophobes.
Clashes between opposing groups of protesters in New Delhi left 13 people killed and over 150 injured, overshadowing US President Donald Trump's first visit to India.
UK Labour Party MP Debbie Abraham's deportation is not the only evidence of India blocking critical voices. It's been a pattern and in most cases linked to New Delhi's inability to digest criticism over the disputed Kashmir region.
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