People shout slogans to in Pakistan on Thursday to protest New Delhi's move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: EPA-EFE

Five dead as Pakistan and India exchange fire in Kashmir, officials say

  • Pakistani military claims five Indian soldiers were killed by return fire at Line of Control, the de facto border, but Indian army disputes ‘fictitious’ deaths
  • UN Security Council expected to discuss Kashmir in closed-door meeting on Friday
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People shout slogans to in Pakistan on Thursday to protest New Delhi's move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP

Indian PM Narendra Modi insists Kashmir decision will be ‘big inspiration’ despite backlash

  • Parts of Kashmir that India controls have been under lockdown since August 4, with freedom of movement restricted and phones and the internet cut
  • Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since independence from Britain in 1947, and has been the spark for two major wars
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP
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