South Asia articles

Complete shutdown observed in West Kashmir over Shopian carnage

SRINAGAR: Complete shutdown was observed in West region of occupied kashmir on Friday to pay glowing tributes to the two women, Aasiya and Neelofar, who were abducted, molested and subsequently killed by men in uniform in Shopian five years ago in 2009.

Fear and cautious hope for India’s Muslims in Modi era

NEW DEHLI: Millions of India’s Muslims fear Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi’s landslide election will fuel religious discrimination, intolerance and even bring bloodshed, but some are also prepared to give him a chance.