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June 14, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Sikh separatists armed with submachine guns opened fire indiscriminately at four places in New Delhi late Saturday night, killing 11 people and wounding 21, police said. Authorities said an undetermined number of Sikh extremists, operating in two teams, carried out the attacks in fashionable neighborhoods in the southern part of New Delhi.
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April 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Backed by upper-caste landlords seeking revenge, a private militia stormed into a village in eastern India, killing 12 people, police said Thursday. Members of the Ranbir Sena militia on Wednesday entered the village of Sindani, 530 miles southeast of New Delhi, and opened fire, said T.P. Sinha, a local police official.
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March 16, 1988
Opponents of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi shuttered businesses and took to the streets in six Indian states, but their general strike failed to win widespread support. Police arrested 7,000 people in street clashes that left seven dead and 200 injured, news reports said. Shops and offices were closed and traffic was disrupted in Bombay, India's business center, and Calcutta, its largest city.
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March 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Communist militia shot to death 35 people at close range in a revenge attack on Senari, an eastern Indian village, police said. Residents of the village who were rounded up and shot were believed to have links with a militia connected to the upper classes, officials said. The militia has killed at least 33 Dalits--people from the lowest caste--in the past six weeks.
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July 19, 1987
Indian paramilitary troops arrested 35 Sikhs in a raid on the Golden Temple complex, the Sikhs' holiest shrine, following the slaying of three police officers by suspected extremists, authorities said. At least 500 troops of the Central Reserve Police Force entered guest houses and office buildings in the temple complex in Amritsar after the ambush slaying of three members of a police patrol.
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January 18, 1987 | From Reuters
Police shot two women and a man to death in the northeastern town of Darjeeling during protests by Gurkha separatists, the Press Trust of India reported Saturday. Police opened fire Friday night after members of the Gurkha National Liberation Front blocked roads and attacked police to protest the arrest of 35 of the front's supporters, the news agency said.
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March 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Communist militia shot to death 35 people at close range in a revenge attack on Senari, an eastern Indian village, police said. Residents of the village who were rounded up and shot were believed to have links with a militia connected to the upper classes, officials said. The militia has killed at least 33 Dalits--people from the lowest caste--in the past six weeks.
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December 28, 1992 | Reuters
The Indian government has decided to buy the site of a Muslim mosque destroyed by militant Hindus and build a mosque and a Hindu temple there, an official spokesman said Sunday. The demolition of the mosque in the northern town of Ayodhya by Hindu militants earlier this month triggered a wave of sectarian violence across India. More than 1,100 people died in the violence. The spokesman said that the decision was made at a Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister P. V.
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May 23, 1988 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
He has been the victim of racial oppression and violence in his native South Africa. He has witnessed hatred and violence based on caste status in India, his ancestral homeland. Now Arun Gandhi--the 54-year-old grandson of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, martyred leader of India's hard-won independence struggle--is in the United States conducting research for a book he plans to write comparing discrimination in this country with that in South Africa and India.
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August 27, 1987
Indian police in Punjab state killed a top member of the most active Sikh extremist group and said he was the chief suspect in three bus massacres that shocked India last month. Ranjit Singh Rana, a self-styled general of the Khalistan Commando Force separatist group, was shot with his brother, Inder Pal Singh, in a gun battle in western Punjab.
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June 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Parts of India's troubled Jammu and Kashmir state were under indefinite curfew and roads were blocked by police after 25 members of a Hindu wedding party were massacred. The curfew was imposed in towns including Kishtwar and Bhaderwah in a Muslim-majority area near the site of the killing Friday, police said.
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December 28, 1992 | Reuters
The Indian government has decided to buy the site of a Muslim mosque destroyed by militant Hindus and build a mosque and a Hindu temple there, an official spokesman said Sunday. The demolition of the mosque in the northern town of Ayodhya by Hindu militants earlier this month triggered a wave of sectarian violence across India. More than 1,100 people died in the violence. The spokesman said that the decision was made at a Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister P. V.
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April 12, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was at the entrance to this little village of mud and brick, beside an ancient shrine to Lord Shiva the destroyer, that Mehrana's star-crossed young lovers recently ended their lives side by side. From a sturdy limb of Mehrana's holy banyan tree, Roshni, 16, and Bijendra, 20, were hanged just after 8 a.m. for all the village to see, a symbol of order, the elders had said, of tradition and of the village's izzat --chastity and honor.
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October 14, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A schoolgirl set herself on fire and burned to death in the northern India city of Chandigarh in another violent protest against Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh's plan to reserve more government jobs for low-caste Hindus. The girl's death raised to nearly 100 the toll in protests that erupted after Singh's Aug. 7 announcement of a plan to dramatically increase the number of government jobs reserved for the lower castes.
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September 7, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Indian Supreme Court Justice K. Jagannath Shetty spent his two-month vacation reliving the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. At his home in the south Indian city of Bangalore, Shetty read at least twice the 4-foot-high stack of proceedings from the trial of the surviving assassin and two accused accomplices in the killing of Gandhi on Oct. 31, 1984. The judge went further. He pored over trial notes from the century-old case, U.S. vs.
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June 1, 1988 | From Reuters
Sikh separatists set off powerful bombs at a Hindu temple and in a crowded market in the north Indian state of Punjab, killing at least 26 people and injuring nearly 100, police said Tuesday. Police in Chandigarh, the Punjab state capital, said one bomb exploded at the temple in Amritsar late Monday night as a gathering was ending, killing 21 people and injuring 69.
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October 4, 1987 | From Reuters
Indian police said they killed two self-styled generals of a Sikh separatist group Saturday in a gun battle in Punjab state. Police identified them as Gurrinder Singh and Majit Singh, who held the ranks of general and lieutenant general in the newly formed Khalistan Freedom Force. Khalistan is the name of a Sikh state wanted by the separatists. More than 900 people have been killed this year in violence related to their campaign.
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May 23, 1988 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
He has been the victim of racial oppression and violence in his native South Africa. He has witnessed hatred and violence based on caste status in India, his ancestral homeland. Now Arun Gandhi--the 54-year-old grandson of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, martyred leader of India's hard-won independence struggle--is in the United States conducting research for a book he plans to write comparing discrimination in this country with that in South Africa and India.
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March 16, 1988
Opponents of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi shuttered businesses and took to the streets in six Indian states, but their general strike failed to win widespread support. Police arrested 7,000 people in street clashes that left seven dead and 200 injured, news reports said. Shops and offices were closed and traffic was disrupted in Bombay, India's business center, and Calcutta, its largest city.
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