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2008-08-25 09:00:42

The authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Indian Kashmir on Sunday before a separatist rally, the latest in a series of protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region. In the past two weeks, Kashmir has seen some of the biggest pro- independence demonstrations since a separatist revolt against New Delhi broke out in the region in 1989. Separatist leaders plan to address a huge rally on Monday in Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, where...

2008-07-01 09:00:35

Protests over plans to give land to a Hindu shrine trust in Indian-ruled Kashmir threatened to bring down the Congress-led coalition in the Himalayan state. The region's Muslim majority remains agitated even after the state government rescinded its decision to transfer the land to the trust in charge of the highly sacred Amarnath temple visited every year by hundreds of thousands of Hindus. That decision has drawn the ire of the Hindus in the state's Jammu region, whose protesters have...

2006-02-24 07:41:03

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Police in Indian Kashmir fired tear gas on Friday to disperse hundreds of Muslims protesting the killing of four boys, on the eve of a meeting called by the Indian prime minister to discuss peace moves. Shops and businesses were shut in most parts of Kashmir after separatists, who are boycotting the New Delhi conference, called a general strike, blaming the Indian army for the deaths earlier this week. Police said the boys, aged between...

2006-02-24 05:14:19

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Shops and businesses were shut in most parts of Indian Kashmir on Friday in a protest against the killing of four boys, ahead of a meeting called by the Indian prime minister to discuss peace moves in the region. Kashmiri separatists who are boycotting the New Delhi conference called the strike, blaming the Indian army for the deaths of the boys, aged 8 between 18, earlier this week. Police said the boys were killed when suspected...


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