A bomb killed one person and wounded as many as 30 others Monday at a protest over "The Satanic Verses" in India, but activists in Moscow demonstrated in support of author Salman Rushdie outside the Iranian Embassy.
At least 20 people have been killed in protests in India and Pakistan since Feb. 14 when Iran's supreme leader, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, declared that Rushdie would be killed for allegedly blaspheming Islam in his book.
The bomb, which exploded in Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, was intended for police who were trying to stop demonstrators from forcing shops to close, Press Trust of India said. It said a Muslim civilian was killed and a police officer was among the wounded.
The demonstrators had announced a strike to protest a confrontation Friday in Bombay in which police fired into a crowd, killing at least nine people.