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Hindu protesters set fire to offices

August 21, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of Hindu protesters set fire to a police post in Jammu city in Indian Kashmir, defying a curfew.

Hindu crowds also set fire to a government apartment, and hundreds, including children, marched to police stations and courted arrest as part of their movement to flood the region's jails in a civil disobedience campaign over a dispute about land for a Hindu shrine.

At least 12 people, including four policemen, were injured when they clashed in three places in Jammu, Indian Kashmir's winter capital, police said. At one place, police fired tear gas canisters and used truncheons to stop the agitators.

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