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Sep 13, 2010

Eleven killed in anti-India, Koran protests in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – At least 11 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 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.

Sep 13, 2010

Four killed during Koran protest in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Four people were killed in Indian Kashmir on Monday when police fired on Muslim protesters who set fire to a Christian missionary school to denounce reports that copies of the Koran had been damaged in the United States, officials said.

Police said the demonstrations, attended by thousands in western Kashmir, quickly turned into protests against the Indian central government — a day after authorities slapped a curfew on much of the restive region.

Sep 12, 2010

Clashes erupt in Indian Kashmir as hundreds defy curfew

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Indian security forces fired live ammunition and clashed with hundreds of separatist protesters defying an indefinite curfew clamped on Kashmir a day after huge demonstrations against New Delhi’s rule.

At least 20 people were injured.

Five were wounded when police fired live ammunition and tear gas shells in southern Kashmir to disperse a crowd hurling stones at the home of Kashmir’s education minister, Peerzada Mohammad Syed.

Sep 12, 2010

India imposes curfew in Kashmir after violence

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 12 (Reuters) – India deployed
thousands of security forces and slapped an indefinite curfew
on Kashmir’s summer capital on Sunday a day after Muslims set
fire to public buildings in protests against New Delhi’s rule,
officials said.

The government has been trying to respond to the biggest
separatist demonstrations in two years in Kashmir triggered by
the killing of a 17-year-old student by police in June. Seventy
people have died, most from police firing into protesters.

Sep 11, 2010

Violence erupts as thousands march in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Muslims marched through Indian Kashmir’s main city on Saturday, setting fire to government and police buildings in the latest of what are the biggest protests in two years against Indian rule.

Police fired tear gas and live ammunition into the air to disperse crowds in Srinagar, the heart of a 20-year insurgency against New Delhi’s rule of a region crucial to peaceful relations between India and Pakistan.

Sep 11, 2010

Violence erupts as thousands march in Srinagar

SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Muslims marched through Srinagar on Saturday, setting fire to government and police buildings in the latest of what are the biggest protests in two years against Indian rule.

Police fired tear gas and live ammunition into the air to disperse crowds in Srinagar, the heart of a 20-year insurgency against New Delhi’s rule of a region crucial to peaceful relations between India and Pakistan.

Sep 5, 2010
via India Insight

India offers fresh peace talks to Kashmir

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New Delhi has expressed its willingness to hold talks with ”any group” from Kashmir where protests against Indian rule have mounted in recent weeks and government forces have killed at least 65 people, mostly stone-throwing protesters.

The civilian deaths have fuelled anger in the disputed Himalayan region where anti-India sentiments run deep though militant violence has gone down.

Aug 30, 2010
via India Insight

Is New Delhi working on Kashmir solution?

At least 64 people have been killed across Kashmir during anti-India demonstrations, one of the worst outbreaks of unrest since a separatist revolt against New Delhi broke out in 1989.

Frequent curfews, security lockdown and separatist strikes have kept the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley on the boil, shutting down much of the region for the past two and a half months.

Aug 14, 2010

India re-imposes curfew in Kashmir after deaths

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – India re-imposed a curfew in Kashmir on Saturday and deployed thousands of police, officials said, a day after four protesters died in fresh anti-India demonstrations that have so far killed 55 people.

The two-month-old protests, the angriest since a separatist revolt against New Delhi broke out in Kashmir in 1989, have shown no sign of abating despite calls for calm by public figures, including separatist leaders.

Aug 7, 2010

Flash floods kill 113 in Ladakh

SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Overnight flash floods killed at least 113 people around the main town of India’s Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said on Friday, and soldiers have been dispatched for rescue operations.

The region borders Pakistan, where the worst floods in 80 years have swept through the country, killing over 1,600, devastating the lives of 12 million people and dealing a blow to the agrarian-based economy.