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September 11, 1995

Kashmiri photojournalist Mushtaq Ali dies three days after attack leaves him in a coma

Mushtaq Ali, a Kashmiri photojournalist who is a stringer for Agence France Presse (AFP) and a cameraman for the video agency Asian News International, died in Srinagar, Kashmir on 10 September 1995. He was pronounced clinically dead after a parcel bomb exploded in his hands on 7 September, but was not taken off life support until 10 September.MORE
September 8, 1995

Bomb attack on office of BBC and Reuters Kashmir correspondent

Mushtaq Ali, a Kashmiri photojournalist who strings for the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency, was pronounced clinically dead in Srinagar on 7 September 1995, after a parcel bomb exploded in his hands. The parcel was delivered on the afternoon of 7 September to the office of Yusuf Jameel, the Srinagar, Kashmir correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Reuters news agency. At about 15:15 hours local time (5:45 EST), an unidentified woman clad in a black burkha (a long... MORE
August 17, 1995

Kashmir separatists urged to condemn attacks on media

The CPJ recently called upon the organizational body of the Kashmir separation movement, the All-Party Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference (APHC), to condemn attacks on the press by militant groups, and to expel member parties whose militant allies continue to threaten journalists and news organizations. Following the APHC condemnation of the murder of Norwegian tourist Hans Christian Ostro by the militant group Al Faran, the CPJ called for APHC to issue a statement condemning the frequent attacks on... MORE
May 16, 1995

Reporters banned from covering seige in Kashmir

The Indian government has placed restrictions on reporting in Kashmir during and after the siege, and subsequent burning, of the shrine at Charar-e-Sharief. Authorities banned reporters in mid-March from visiting Charar-e-Sharief, where Indian troops had laid siege to a 15th-century Sufi shrine occupied by militant separatists. The siege ended last week, when fires of undetermined origin gutted the shrine and most of the surrounding town. Because of the ban on reporting in the area, no... MORE