India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Saturday for a "new era" in relations with China as he held talks with President Xi Jinping, aiming to overcome troublesome differences between the world's two most populous nations.
Following an address to the UN General Assembly by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, who condemned India’s behavior in Kashmir, authorities in the region have tightened restrictions on people’s movements.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan says a “bloodbath” will take place in Indian-administered Kashmir when India lifts its “inhuman” curfew imposed when New Delhi stripped the disputed region of its autonomous status.
Since India stripped Kashmir of its autonomous status in August, not even a single prayer has been offered in mosques across the Muslim majority Kashmir. Indian officials claim these precautionary measures are taken to prevent large religious gatherings from turning into anti-India demonstrations.
This is the peak of the Apple harvest season in Kashmir: the fruit market, which would otherwise be full of the hustle and bustle of growers, traders, and buyers, wears a deserted look today. This is Asia’s second largest fruit market.
The revocation of Kashmir’s special status by the nationalist government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — which placed the Muslim-majority region under New Delhi’s control — is deemed as a tragic irony.