Latest Burning of Lal Chowk Stories

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...

2006-02-28 06:40:06

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Police in Indian Kashmir fired teargas on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of Muslims protesting the magazine publication of a picture of a playing card showing an image of Mecca, police and witnesses said. They said at least 10 protesters were detained. More than 400 Muslim youths gathered near Lal Chowk, in the heart of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, shouting "La Ilaha Illallah" (there is no god but Allah) ... down with India Today." In...

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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.