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Gunfire exchanged between Indian and Pakistani troops in Kashmir

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Indian army soldiers guard outside the base camp which was attacked by suspected militants at Baramulla, northwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir,

Indian army soldiers guard outside the base camp which was attacked by suspected militants at Baramulla, northwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir,

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Indian and Pakistani troops fired at each other in disputed Kashmir on Monday, this as Indian troops searched an army camp elsewhere in the region where suspected militants killed an Indian paramilitary soldier.

The gunfire exchange lasted about five hours, however, no casualties have yet been reported. This according to an Indian army officer who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media. The army earlier said that Pakistani troops had fired without provocation using small arms and mortar shells in the Poonch sector of the Line of Control separating the Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of Kashmir.

Pakistan’s army said in a statement that its troops were responding to unprovoked firing by Indian soldiers.

In Islamabad, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with the leaders of all Pakistani political parties to discuss the ongoing clashes.

“Our aim is to bring all political parties on one page,” Sharif’s aide and lawmaker Talal Chaudhry said on Pakistani TV channels. “We want to send a message to the world that we’re one against any threat to the country, irrespective of our political differences.”

Pakistani political parties welcomed with excitement an offer by the United Nations last month to send a fact-finding team to review the situation in Indian-controlled Kashmir, a move that India has rejected.

The Indian army camp that was attacked late Sunday in the garrison town of Baramulla is the local headquarters of a counterinsurgency military unit.

Sunday’s attack came three days after the Indian army said it had destroyed “terrorist launching pads” used by militants with support from Pakistan. Islamabad denies India’s accusations it arms and trains the insurgents, saying it offers moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris.

Another deadly attack in Kashmir last month left 18 Indian soldiers dead — Pakistani soldiers are suspected to have snuck into the Uri army base. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which have fought two wars for control of the Himalayan territory since British colonialists left in 1947.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The mutilated body of a Hindu woman was found in a field in southeastern Pakistan. Police say 40 year old Daya Bheel was murdered in the latest suspected attack against minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Authorities say they have arrested some suspects but have not determined a motive.

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Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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EXCLUSIVE: Warriors host first-ever Bhangra Night

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The Golden State Warriors first-ever Bhangra Night made its debut during the Warriors-Jazz game at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors say it’s a chance for the team to connect with the Bay Area’s rapidly growing South Asian community and fan base. Only Diya TV was on hand to capture the festivities. This change from the annual Bollywood night was supposed to take place in 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic.

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Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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