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Pakistan rules out talks with India over Kashmir (18.09.2019)

Pakistan has ruled out talks with India until India reverses recent controversial actions in the disputed Kashmir territory.

Pakistan: Risk of 'accidental war' with India over Kashmir (10.09.2019)

Pakistan's foreign minister has warned that India's “illegal occupation” of Muslim-majority Kashmir could drive the two nuclear-armed countries “into an accidental war.” Shah Mahmood Qureshi lashed out at Pakistan's southeastern neighbor amid heightened tensions since Aug. 5, when India's...

India’s top court to examine change in Kashmir’s status (28.08.2019)

India’s top court on Wednesday took up legal challenges to the government’s decision to revoke Indian-controlled Kashmir’s special status and asked it to explain its stance to the court.

Pakistan and India trade barbs after rare UN Kashmir talks (16.08.2019)

Envoys from nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan have traded barbs outside the United Nations Security Council chamber, after members met behind closed doors for rare talks on the disputed region of Kashmir.

Imran Khan says Pakistan will 'teach India a lesson' (14.08.2019)

Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has threatened to “teach Delhi a lesson” and vowed to fight until the end against any Indian violations in disputed Kashmir.

International efforts crucial to navigating volatility in Kashmir (13.08.2019)

[…] With India-Pakistan tensions on the rise, there is a legitimate fear that any major terrorist attack in India could lead to a fresh round of military strikes by India in Pakistan, and a matching response by Pakistan. This spiral could lead to an escalation that both countries may find difficult...

Kashmir dispute: UN 'deeply concerned' over restrictions (08.08.2019)

The UN has said the latest restrictions imposed on Indian-administered Kashmir are deeply concerning and "will exacerbate the human rights situation". A UN spokesperson highlighted a telecommunications ban, the arbitrary detention of leaders and a ban on political assembly. The region has been on...

Pakistan's Khan calls for international intervention over Kashmir (06.08.2019)

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says his government will challenge an Indian move to change the constitutional status of India-administered Kashmir at the United Nations Security Council, urging the international community to intervene in the crisis or risk regional destabilisation.

Trump offers to mediate Kashmir dispute between India, Pakistan (22.07.2019)

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to mediate the decades-long dispute between India and Pakistan over the region of Kashmir. … Pakistan has long sought U.S. mediation in the Kashmir dispute, but the United States has previously said the issue must be solved bilaterally between India and...

Kashmir’s decade-high death toll a ‘warning sign’ (11.06.2019)

Mounting rights abuses and political disengagement could push more young people towards militancy in Indian-administered Kashmir, residents warn, following some of the deadliest violence the troubled region has seen in a decade.