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    How social media played a part in luring footballer militant back in Kashmir

    For the first time in three decades of insurgency, a campaign, triggered by mother’s passionate appeal, persuaded a promising footballer to come out of the militant fold. 

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    War with India not an option, says Pakistan PM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that war is not an option with India and that only talks can resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir.Addressing a conference on 'Future of Pakistan 2017.

    South Asia
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    China again blocks US move to ban Masood Azhar

    China on Thursday blocked a bid at the United Nations by the US, France and Britain to list Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group.

    South Asia
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    'Braid-choppers' terrorising women in Indian-held Kashmir

    Shaqeela Sajad was cleaning her front veranda last week when a masked man attacked her from behind by forcing a handkerchief over her nose Sajad is a 24 year-old based in Srinagar.

    South Asia
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    Syrian War Nearing Its End, Says Grand Mufti

    Islam is a religion of peace and had never waged a war against anyone, and gives shelter to others. We are standing at the gate of victory in Syria and soon we will announce “Syria is free from foreign fighters”.

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    OIC has no locus standi on Kashmir: India at UN

    Reacting to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s statement on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations, India on Friday said the group has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs.

    South Asia
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    Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in held Kashmir

    Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir to quell civilian protests.In a report the rights group.

    South Asia
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    US blacklists Kashmir's Hizbul Mujahideen as 'terrorist' group

    The United States added the Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen to its blacklist of terrorist organisations on Wednesday, amidst renewed protests against Indian oppression in the region.

    South Asia
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    ‘Within the blink of an eye, half one’s world is lost’: Kashmir’s pellet victims fight dark battles

    Last August, Danish Rajab Jhat, a strapping young man, could barely muster the strength to speak a few words. Jhat was in hospital, felled by pellets fired from shotguns. He would let out feeble cries.

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    Chronicling the Growing Voices of Kashmir’s Women

    For most of us growing up in the 90s, Kashmir has always been a solemn headline on the news. As time passed and I acquired more information, the perception of the ravaged state transformed into that of a paradise lost.

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    Kashmir militant leader announced as head of new al-Qaida-linked cell

    An al-Qaida-affiliated propaganda channel has announced one of Kashmir’s most popular militant leaders as the head of a newly created cell in the disputed Himalayan territory.

    South Asia
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    Beyond Doklam: Why China offered to mediate in the Kashmir dispute

    China’s offer to mediate in the dispute over the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, amidst its border stand-off with India in Doklam, has evoked political speculation, positive interest and even some war-talk.

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    Iran’s outreach to Iran-i-Saghir

    When the then foreign minister Inder Kumar Gujral was about to undertake an official visit to Iran in 1991, Iranian government conveyed to New Delhi that the minister was not welcome in Tehran.

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    Chinese Media Warn India of All Out War from Kashmir to Sikkim

    In a fresh warning to India on Tuesday, Chinese state media said that China can go on an “all out” confrontation along the entire around 4000-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) that spreads from Ladakh to Kashmir.

    South Asia
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    Salahuddin, Modi and the declining US image

    On June 26, a US State Department notification declared Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) leader Muhammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, a “specially designated global terrorist”.

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    India Will Face ‘Embarrassment’ if Troops Not Withdrawn: Xinhua

    Firing a fresh salvo against India over the ongoing standoff at the Sikkim border, China on Saturday said there is ‘no room’ for negotiations and the only solution is the withdrawal of Indian troops.

    South Asia
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    When Salim Saved the Day and HM the Dignity of the Indian Home Minister's Office

    Two things will be remembered about the dark Tuesday, July 11 that saw countrywide outrage at Monday night's cowardly attack on a bus (bearing the registration number of Gujarat) full of Amarnath yatris.

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    Amarnath terror attack: ‘Kashmiri Islamist terrorists killed Hindu pilgrims’ narrative is flawed

    About an hour after the killing of seven Amarnath yatris in south Kashmir on Monday, a childhood friend, now a management professional in Hyderabad, wrote on Facebook: “Do not shoot them.

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    Seven Hindu pilgrims killed in Kashmir attack

    Seven Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two militant attacks on police, stoking outrage and protests nationwide.

    South Asia
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    Chinese expert warns of troops entering Kashmir

    A Chinese expert has argued that his country's troops would be entitled to enter the Indian side of Kashmir by extending the logic that has permitted Indian troops to enter an area which is disputed by China and Bhutan.

    South Asia
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    Kashmir, Inside Out

    Is it a casing? Is it a box? Or a document perhaps, one wonders. Tightly bound by thread twice over, Witness/ Kashmir 1986-2016/ Nine Photographers, resembles anything but a book.

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    Indian Kashmir tense ahead of rebel leader's killing anniversary

    In a crowded hospital in India-held Kashmir, a 17-year-old student is recovering from gunshot wounds, one of thousands of civilians injured in protests against Indian rule that have exploded since the death.

    South Asia
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    Pak dismisses Salahuddin as global terrorist, says it's US decision, not UN

    Pakistan on Monday dismissed the US designating Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a "global terrorist", saying it was not a UN decision but a move by the Trump administration to "appease" India.

    South Asia
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    By naming Salahuddin, is Trump mediating in Kashmir?

    It was like an Eid gift from US president Donald Trump to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. The Muslims of the sub-continent were celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on the night of June 26, when the US administration.

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