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Kashmiri Muslims hold protests

August 15, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Thousands of Muslims poured into the streets of Kashmir demanding independence from India, a day before India commemorates its independence from Britain in 1947.

More than six weeks of unrest in India's part of Kashmir have pitted the region's Muslim majority against its Hindu minority and left at least 34 people dead, many shot during clashes with police and soldiers.

The latest death came when police opened fire on protesters in Srinagar, Kashmir's main city.

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