Pakistani officials said Indian troops fired at a passenger bus on the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir region on Wednesday, killing nine civilians, amid rising tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
A blanket ban on Indian content in Pakistani media came into effect Friday, a Pakistani regulator said, as tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours about the disputed region of Kashmir showed no signs of abating.
Political tensions were high but guns remained silent at the border between India and Pakistan on Friday, as the nuclear-armed neighbours reeled from deadly clashes in the disputed region of Kashmir that took place a day earlier.
India and Pakistan were embroiled in a war of words on Monday as ministers in New Delhi vowed to teach the country's neighbour "a lesson" following a weekend attack on a military base which they say Islamabad is behind.
Amnesty International India has been accused of sedition and other serious charges in a complaint filed with the police after anti-India slogans were shouted at an event it organized to discuss Kashmir, police said Tuesday.
Tensions between India and Pakistan rose Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched on Pakistan's Balochistan province in his Independence Day speech, one day after Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain talked about India-administered Kashmir.
Its tranquil setting is deceiving: In verdant valleys and forested hillsides against the high snow-capped Himalayas, Kashmir boils over yet again in what has become a regular cycle of protests and violence.
One militant was caught alive and four were killed by security forces in India-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, even as a curfew was lifted from many parts of the region after more than a fortnight of unrest.
Authorities India-administered Kashmir have imposed a curfew and appealed for calm as four more people died in protests Sunday over the killing of a militant leader, taking the death toll in the violence to 19.