(This is not the first time that India-Pakistan jingoism has reached the nuclear threat level. This doesn’t mean its not serious, but it doesn’t mean you should spend all your savings on iodine tablets either.)
Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian police
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi’s revocation of the region’s autonomy last week.
In New York, the U.N. Security Council held its first meeting in almost 50 years on Kashmir, a majority Muslim region claimed by both India and Pakistan – which controls its western third. However, China, which also controls a small part of Kashmir, failed to secure a Council statement.
Two police officials and eyewitnesses said clashes had begun on Friday evening.
Some city residents said they had been assaulted or verbally abused and that security forces had caused damage as they raided homes after stone-throwing incidents in the past two days.
How many of the reasons for the current tension between Pak and India are orders from China to draw attention away from Hong Kong?