This article first appeared on the Riding the Elephant site.
A 12-year-old boy died on Saturday in the Kashmir state capital of Srinagar after being hit in the head by pellets fired by paramilitary forces at crowds of youngsters protesting against the Indian government.
Junaid Ahmad’s death sparked clashes during his funeral later in the day, with thousands of protesters chanting “Go, India.
NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India plans to reconsider the use of pellet guns by security forces when controlling crowds, its interior minister said on Thursday, after widespread resort to the weapons caused multiple casual...
People crowd a makeshift rescue boats in a flooded area in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir. Kashmir has been devastated by the worst floods to hit the region in decades. Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images ...
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Militants attacked a paramilitary convoy and a government building in India's disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, killing at least two soldiers and a civilian, police said.
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India has asked its security forces to exercise restraint in responding to protests in disputed Kashmir and replace pellet guns with non-lethal weapons, its home affairs minister said on Sunday.