Rebel casualties in southern Shopian area spark anti-India protests as hundreds of residents try to march to the site of the battle in solidarity with Kashmiri fighters.
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
The fighting, which could not be independently verified, comes amid an ongoing lockdown in India-administered Kashmir to combat spread of coronavirus.
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.
Since India revoked Article 370, effectively ending Kashmir's autonomy, the region has been facing a lockdown, curfews and more while tensions between neighbours Pakistan and India have skyrocketed.
Animal deaths in the Kashmir conflict have gone mostly undocumented and are treated as collateral damage unworthy of headlines.
Recent violence targeted outsiders from mainland India entering the disputed Kashmir, a significant shift triggered by India's decision to reduce the semi-autonomous region into a New Delhi-ruled territory.
The visit drew ire from rights activists and leaders of the opposition as the ruling BJP has barred foreign journalists and independent groups from visiting Kashmir, where a clampdown on dissent has continued since August 5.
Although Islamabad has always supported Kashmir's UN-sanctioned Right to Self Determination, it has also been wary of Kashmiri nationalism that envisions a state free from both India and Pakistan.
India imposed tough new restrictions in disputed Kashmir fearing protests ahead of UN speeches by rival Indian and Pakistani leaders at the UNGA, even as the US urged New Delhi to ease control.
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