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11 Die in Kashmir as Pakistani & Indian Troops Exchange Fire

HeadlineAug 16, 2019

Tension is growing in Kashmir as Pakistani and Indian troops have repeatedly exchanged fire across the Line of Control. Al Jazeera reports six Indian soldiers as well as three Pakistani soldiers and two Pakistani civilians have died over the past 24 hours. This comes just over a week after India revoked the special status of the Indian-controlled part of the Muslim-majority region. Meanwhile, in London, thousands of demonstrators rallied on Thursday to protest India’s crackdown in Kashmir. Sheikh Ramzy is the director of the Oxford Islamic Information Centre.

Sheikh Ramzy: “It is totally wrong, totally wrong to capture the countries, totally wrong to occupy the countries. It’s going to be a second Palestine. It’s going to be many people dying. And, of course, unfortunately, two countries are nuclear. And one of them gets stupid, they can destroy the whole world.”

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