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India summons Pakistani diplomat over Kashmir gun battle
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Sanjeev Miglani | Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - India on Saturday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat over what New Delhi said was a foiled attack this week in the frontier territory of Jammu and Kashmir by a Pakistan-based militant group, a charge the neighbouring country denied. FILE PHOTO: An armed policeman stands guard outside Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, India, February 15, 2019. India’s Ministry of External Affairs said a protest was lodged with Pakistan’s charge d’affaires in New Delhi. Tension between the nuclear-armed rivals has sharpened since last August, when Modi’s government ended the autonomy of its only Muslim-majority region. India will hold district-level elections this month in Jammu and Kashmir, the first such exercise there since the federal government took away the area’s statehood more than a year ago.
Persons: Anushree, Narendra Modi, Mohammed Organizations: NEW, Pakistan, Commission, REUTERS, External Affairs, India, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Locations: NEW DELHI, ISLAMABAD, India, Pakistani, New Delhi, Jammu, Kashmir, Pakistan, India’s, Afghanistan
"We will celebrate with firecrackers, distributing Indian sweets to people and praying in the temple," Vamdayar said. A woman wrote in color powder outside her home: "Congratulations Kamala Harris. Waking up to the news of Kamala Harris' election as U.S. vice president, overjoyed people in her Indian grandfather's hometown set off firecrackers and offered prayers on Sunday. "Kamala Harris is the daughter of our village," said Aulmozhi Sudhakar, a village councilor. The lush green village is the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, who had moved to Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, decades ago.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Vamdayar, Kalidas Vamdayar, Harris, Kamala Harris . Pride, Joe Biden, Kamraj, Ayyanar, Lord Shiva, Aulmozhi Sudhakar, Sudhakar, Kamala, Narendra Modi, Modi, Donald Trump, Pramila, Jaishankar, Jayapal Organizations: Biden, Electoral, Food, University of California, U.S, External Affairs, Representatives Locations: U.S, Thulasendrapuram, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India, Modi's, Kashmir, Washington, United States, Pakistan
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