Unrest in Kashmir Fuels Violent Protests, Beheading, Travel Restrictions, Gunfights

Breitbart | 4/8/2018 | Staff
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Indian-administered Kashmir is facing widespread unrest involving violent clashes between student protesters and Indian police, the beheading of a man by Pakistan-linked terrorists, and deadly gunfights pitting security forces against militants, all of which ultimately prompted authorities to impose travel restrictions.

Pakistan, its ally China, and their rival India all have competing claims to the predominantly Muslim Himalayan region of Kashmir.

India - Outlook - Magazine - Reports - Easter

India’s Outlook magazine reports, referring to Easter Sunday:

Indian security forces on Sunday gunned down 13 militants in three counter-insurgency operations that also claimed the lives of three Army [soldiers] and four civilians in Anantnag and Shopian districts of [India-controlled Kashmir].

Situation - Portion - Kashmir - India - Pakistani

The situation in the portion of the Kashmir controlled by India prompted Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif to accused India of trying to resolve the Kashmir dispute “through the barrel of the gun.”

On Friday — “Kashmir Solidarity Day” observed in Pakistan —Minister Asif declared, “The recent killings of 20 unarmed civilians in Indian Kashmir are again a manifestation of the Indian policy of trying to resolve the dispute through the barrel of the gun.”

India - Men - Troops - Militants - Pakistan

Although India describes some of the men gunned down by Indian troops as militants, Pakistan describes them all as civilians.

Despite a 2003 ceasefire, India and Pakistan have repeatedly clashed along the Line of Control (LoC), the border that separates the regions they respectively control in Kashmir.

China - Shadows - Disputes - India - Pakistan

China is known to primarily stay in the shadows of the disputes between India and Pakistan over Kashmir,...
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