For New Delhi, Bhat is the instigator in chief who can galvanise anti-India dissent in Kashmir. The 50-year-old incarcerated separatist leader was recently named as Syed Ali Geelani's successor.
Indian police charge family members of late resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani under a "draconian" anti-terror law for raising anti-New Delhi slogans and wrapping his body in Pakistani flag.
Death of Syed Ali Geelani, aged 92, has heightened tensions in disputed Himalayan territory after India refused to allow resistance leader's burial at the site he had wished and let him have a public funeral.
Most of the communication channels, including cell phones and mobile internet, have been suspended in the disputed region. New Delhi anticipated public unrest in light of Kashmiri seperatist Syed Ali Geelani's demise.
Indian authorities impose harsh clampdown after Geelani – an icon of disputed Kashmir's resistance against Indian rule and a leader who became emblem of region's defiance against New Delhi – died late on Wednesday.
Until his last breath, he refused to compromise on the 72-year-old UN-sanctioned plebiscite, which was never held in Kashmir. And for that, he spent the last decade under house arrest.
Police in India-administered Kashmir allegedly threaten businesses of consequences if they observe a strike called by a top pro-freedom leader on August 5, the second anniversary of India's annexation of Muslim-majority region.
Indian PM Narendra Modi's induction into "Order of Zayed" by UAE monarchy doesn't reflect the "will of the people" of UAE, Kashmir-based APHC says while releasing five-point plan to defy what it calls India's bid to dilute Kashmir's demographics.
The Indian judiciary recently spared an army officer from prosecution for killing three civilians in Kashmir, citing a draconian law. The verdict wasn't unusual for Kashmiris, so to fill the void that justice leaves, they fall back on God.
Indian police and paramilitary shot tear gas and pellet guns at pro-Independence protesters in Srinagar city and other provinces as the disputed territory marked another gloomy Eid. Rights groups say some 53 people were killed in Ramadan.
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