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Sep 20, 2010

India lawmakers meet detained Kashmir separatists

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Indian lawmakers met
detained Kashmiri separatists on Monday, despite a rebel boycott
of government-sponsored talks to end the biggest independence
uprising in Kashmir in over 20 years, but no breakthrough was
expected.

Among the separatists were Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who has
emerged as the leading face of the anti-India demonstrations and
who is seen as a hardliner by the government, and Mirwaiz Umar
Farooq, the head of All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference.

Sep 20, 2010

Kashmir separatists shun talks to end violence

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Talks sponsored by the government to end the biggest independence uprising in Kashmir in 20 years appeared on the brink of failure on Monday as separatists boycotted a meeting with New Delhi’s lawmakers.

Two separatist leaders told Reuters police had put them under house arrest. They had earlier refused to meet the politicians sent by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been criticised for allowing protests in Kashmir to explode with more than 100 killed this summer.

Sep 20, 2010

Kashmir separatists shun India talks to end violence

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Talks sponsored by the Indian government to end the biggest independence uprising in Kashmir in 20 years appeared on the brink of failure on Monday as separatists boycotted a meeting with New Delhi’s lawmakers.

Two separatist leaders told Reuters police had put them under house arrest. They had earlier refused to meet the politicians sent by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been criticised for allowing protests in Kashmir to explode with more than 100 killed this summer.

Sep 18, 2010

One killed as police open fire on crowd in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – One person was killed in Indian Kashmir on Saturday when police opened fire on a crowd defying a curfew to participate in the funeral of a protester who died during an anti-India rally, police and witnesses said.

At least 100 people have now been killed in the three-month old protests, the biggest since an armed revolt against New Delhi’s rule broke out in 1989.

Sep 17, 2010

Two killed in fresh clashes in Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Troops shot dead two people in fresh clashes with stone-throwing demonstrators in Kashmir on Friday as the army appealed to separatists to withdraw plans to protest outside army garrisons next week.

One of Kashmir’s main separatist leaders, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has called for “peaceful sit-in protests” on Tuesday outside army camps across Kashmir, sparking fears of more violence in a three-month long uprising in one of the world’s most militarised regions.

Sep 16, 2010

Anger in curfewed Kashmir as talks end in deadlock

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – A wave of disappointment swept across curfewed Indian Kashmir Thursday after no concrete results emerged out of a government meeting aimed at ending spiralling protests.

Faced with criticism of not dealing with the protests seriously, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday held a meeting with the government and opposition parties, but all it decided was to send a delegation of politicians to Kashmir.

Sep 15, 2010

Protesters battle with police in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Hundreds of stone-throwing protesters battled police in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday, a day after one of the worst single episodes of violence in two decades of separatist protests.

Eighteen people were killed, nearly all of them in police firing, on Monday during anti-India and Koran demonstrations in the disputed region, increasing the pressure on the government to tackle the protests that have simmered through the summer.

Sep 14, 2010

India deploys more police to Kashmir after protests

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Indian authorities deployed thousands more federal police across Kashmir to enforce a curfew on Tuesday after one of the worst single days of violence in two decades of separatist protests.

Eighteen people were killed, nearly all of them in police firing, during anti-India and Koran demonstrations in the disputed region, increasing the pressure on the government to tackle the protests that have simmered through the summer.

Sep 13, 2010

Q+A: What’s happening in troubled Kashmir?

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – At least 13 people were killed on Monday in anti-government and Koran demonstrations across Indian Kashmir, in the biggest single death toll from protests in the disputed region in years.

India extended a curfew in much of Kashmir, deploying troops to quell anti-India demonstrations and prevent a planned march by separatists to a U.N. office. Three months of protests, the biggest since a 1989 revolt, have killed at least 70 people.

Sep 13, 2010

Thirteen killed in India Kashmir, Koran protests

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – At least 13 people were killed on Monday in anti-government and Koran demonstrations across Indian Kashmir, police said, in the biggest single death toll from protests in the disputed region in years.

The toll includes at least seven people killed in police clashes after thousands of Muslim protesters set fire to a Christian missionary school and government buildings in two Kashmiri districts to denounce reports that copies of the Koran, the Muslim holy book had been damaged in the United States.