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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Tourists in Shikaras, a traditional gondola, cross the Dal Lake as they prepare to leave Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir are allowing tourists back into the region two months after ordering them to leave, citing security concerns. The local government had instructed tourists and Hindu pilgrims to leave on Aug. 2, three days before India stripped the Muslim-majority region of its statehood and special semi-autonomous status. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
October 08, 2019 - 6:37 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir will allow tourists back into the region two months after ordering them to leave because of security concerns, an official said Tuesday. But tourists are unlikely to experience normal life in the disputed region or be able to use mobile...
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A school teacher Dresses up as a girl as a statue depicting Indian freedom leader Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March, on the eve of Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Dandi March is the name given to the Salt Satyagraha (Salt March) where Gandhi and other freedom fighters marched 241 miles to the sea to make their own salt on April 6, 1930 as an act of civil disobedience against the British colonial rule. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
October 01, 2019 - 11:21 am
GURGAON, India (AP) — The ideal candidate, India's oldest political party says on the registration form for an upcoming state election, is a teetotaler who prefers "khadi," home-spun cotton fabrics, in the style of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. "It's like an ode to Gandhi on his 150th birth...
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A Kashmiri boy, who was injured in a protest last week, holds up an X-Ray showing pellet injuries in his leg, as he recovers at his home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Authorities began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the majority-Muslim region's autonomy. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
August 17, 2019 - 12:01 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government...
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Kashmiri Muslims shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration after Friday prayers amid curfew like restrictions in Srinagar, India, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Hundreds of people have held a street protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir as India's government assured the Supreme Court that the situation in the disputed region is being reviewed daily and unprecedented security restrictions will be removed over the next few days. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
August 16, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India's government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed region and the restrictions there will be removed over the next few...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks during an election campaign rally of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Hyderabad, India. Modi’s vision of a Hindu India took a leap forward with his government’s decision in August to subsume Kashmir into the federal government by eliminating its special status and allowing anyone to buy property and move into the state, raising fears among residents that they will lose their distinct identity. Modi’s home minister, Amit Shah, considered the architect of the Hindu nationalist-led government’s aggressive agenda to convert India from a secular, multicultural democracy into a distinctly Hindu, culturally and politically homogenous state, sold the new policy on Kashmir to parliament by equating it with Pakistan, India’s staunch foe. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)
August 08, 2019 - 7:57 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a Hindu India has leaped forward with his government's decision to subsume Muslim-majority Kashmir into the federal government by eliminating its special status and allowing anyone to buy property and move into the state, raising fears among...
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An Indian paramilitary soldier stops a commuter during curfew like restrictions in Jammu, India, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. An indefinite security lockdown was in place in the Indian-controlled portion of divided Kashmir on Monday, stranding millions in their homes as authorities also suspended some internet services and deployed thousands of fresh troops around the increasingly tense region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
August 05, 2019 - 1:29 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Latest on Indian-controlled Kashmir (all times local): 11:54 p.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is very concerned about rising tensions in the Kashmir region and is urging all parties "to exercise restraint." U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told...
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Indian Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at the Parliament carrying copy of a confidential document that lists out the procedure for revoking Kashmir's special status in New Delhi, India, Monday, Aug.5, 2019. India's government has revoked disputed Kashmir's special status with a presidential order as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and some internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
August 05, 2019 - 5:10 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government revoked disputed Kashmir's special status with a presidential order Monday as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule. Home Minister Amit Shah...
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Part of 85 artifacts are displayed before the handover ceremony at the National Museum, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, July 5, 2019. Millennium-old Cambodian artifacts displayed in a Japanese collector’s home for two decades have been returned to their homeland. The 85 artifacts are mostly small bronze items and include statues of Buddha and the Hindu god Shiva, plus jars, ceramics and jewelry. Cambodia has made intense efforts to recover artifacts looted during its civil war in the 1970s. The collector says she is glad she returned the artifacts.(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
July 05, 2019 - 2:07 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Millennium-old Cambodian artifacts displayed in a Japanese collector's home for two decades have been returned to the Southeast Asian country's National Museum. The 85 artifacts are mostly small bronze items and include statues of Buddha and the Hindu god Shiva, plus...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi, greets people during a function in New Delhi, India. Gandhi has resigned as president of India's opposition Congress party to take responsibility for its crushing defeat in recent elections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
July 03, 2019 - 7:57 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi resigned Wednesday as president of India's opposition Congress party, long led by his politically powerful family, to take responsibility for its crushing defeat in recent elections. Gandhi announced his resignation on Twitter, saying he was stepping down because...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga during an event to mark International Yoga Day in Ranchi, the capital of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, Friday, June 21, 2019. Yoga enthusiasts across the world Friday took part in mass yoga events to mark International Yoga Day. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar)
June 21, 2019 - 4:43 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — If China has panda diplomacy, India has yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully lobbied the United Nations to designate June 21 International Yoga Day in his first year in power in 2014. Since then, just as China under President Xi Jinping has given countries pandas for...
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