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June 18, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Black-garbed gunmen stormed a village while its residents slept early Saturday, executing 34 women, children and elderly men in the latest caste-related violence in one of India's most impoverished states. The attackers, identified as members of an upper-caste militia backed by rich landlords, fought a gun battle with several armed villagers for 2 1/2 hours until the residents ran out of ammunition, said M.V.
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September 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Unidentified gunmen wounded three people in a beauty salon in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, 24 hours after a militant group reportedly warned women that they would be shot if they did not wear veils in public. But the group said to be behind the warning, Lashkar-e-Taiba, denied issuing any such threat. Witnesses said the assailants stormed into the salon in the Gonikhan marketplace in Srinagar, the state's summer capital, and opened fire.
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December 26, 1999 | Associated Press
Clashes between separatists and security personnel in Kashmir left seven militants and three policemen dead, officials said Saturday. Guerrillas fired at police Friday night when they were stopped at a checkpoint at Safawal, a village near Samba, officials said. Three policemen were killed in that attack. Army soldiers raided a militant hide-out and gunned down six guerrillas in Lakshan village in Doda district, an army spokesman said.
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June 18, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Black-garbed gunmen stormed a village while its residents slept early Saturday, executing 34 women, children and elderly men in the latest caste-related violence in one of India's most impoverished states. The attackers, identified as members of an upper-caste militia backed by rich landlords, fought a gun battle with several armed villagers for 2 1/2 hours until the residents ran out of ammunition, said M.V.
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February 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
Indian border guards opened fire on Pakistani protesters who swarmed into Indian territory in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said. At least 10 people were reported injured in the shooting, India's chief spokesman said. Pakistani officials said that one protester was killed and 13 others were shot in the legs. The episode occurred near Ranbirsinghpura in Jammu region, 310 miles north of New Delhi.
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February 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 10,000 Indian students demonstrated along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir State as tension increased after a border clash between Indian troops and Pakistani Muslims. The demonstration was prompted by a Monday incident in which Pakistani supporters of Kashmir separatists crossed the border and were fired on by the troops.
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December 5, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Border guards shot and killed 22 suspected Muslim militants after they illegally crossed into India from Pakistan, authorities said. A group of 25 crossed the border in the mountainous Kupwara region at dawn, according to a police spokesman, and opened fire when challenged by guards about a half a mile from the frontier. Kupwara is 50 miles northwest of Srinagar, the largest city in India's Kashmir valley.
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September 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
India's Supreme Court agreed Saturday to hear an appeal to halt a plan that reserves nearly half the civil service posts for low-caste Hindus. The policy has led to a rash of protest clashes and suicides. A panel of five justices is expected to meet Monday on an application by the Supreme Court Bar Assn. for a temporary injunction on the program, announced Aug. 7 by Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh to counteract centuries of discrimination.
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September 8, 1988
Sikh militants armed with automatic rifles opened fire aboard a commuter train in India's northern Punjab state, killing 10 Hindus and wounding 15. The attack took place as the train approached a station near Taran Tarn, 25 miles south of Amritsar. Police posted near the station saw a group of Sikhs run from the train into wheat fields but were unable to catch them. More than 1,870 people have been killed this year in violence blamed on Sikh militants fighting for a Sikh homeland.
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July 5, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 19 people were killed in India's Kashmir region in a fresh bout of violence linked to the uprising against New Delhi's rule, officials said. The dead included eight suspected rebels killed by border guards while trying to enter from Pakistan, the officials said. At least six other suspected militants also died. The others included two civilians, two unidentified men and one paramilitary soldier.
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February 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Violence marred an election Saturday in Bihar, one of India's most populous and poorest states, with land mine explosions and gunfire killing 17 people. Violence also marred polling in the northeastern state of Manipur. At least six people were killed and 10 others injured in two attacks by armed militants, the Press Trust of India reported. In the worst of the five land-mine explosions in Bihar--also a northeastern state--eight policemen were killed in a rural area Friday night.
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December 26, 1999 | Associated Press
Clashes between separatists and security personnel in Kashmir left seven militants and three policemen dead, officials said Saturday. Guerrillas fired at police Friday night when they were stopped at a checkpoint at Safawal, a village near Samba, officials said. Three policemen were killed in that attack. Army soldiers raided a militant hide-out and gunned down six guerrillas in Lakshan village in Doda district, an army spokesman said.
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July 5, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 19 people were killed in India's Kashmir region in a fresh bout of violence linked to the uprising against New Delhi's rule, officials said. The dead included eight suspected rebels killed by border guards while trying to enter from Pakistan, the officials said. At least six other suspected militants also died. The others included two civilians, two unidentified men and one paramilitary soldier.
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January 24, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Separatists armed with automatic weapons opened fire Thursday on an advance party of Hindu supremacists marching the length of India for national unity, killing five and injuring at least 16. The attack confirmed government warnings that the marathon procession is a flash point for religious bloodshed in the war-torn northern states of Punjab and Kashmir.
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March 23, 1991 | From Reuters
Gunmen inside the Iraqi Embassy fired at several hundred Shiite Muslim demonstrators Friday, wounding three people, witnesses and Indian officials said. "There was firing from inside the (embassy) building," a senior Foreign Ministry official said. "We are getting in touch with the Iraqi ambassador to find out who are the culprits." Kadhim Rawi, a counselor at the embassy, said in a telephone interview: "We condemn any violence. I have no comment. Don't embarrass me."
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December 5, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Border guards shot and killed 22 suspected Muslim militants after they illegally crossed into India from Pakistan, authorities said. A group of 25 crossed the border in the mountainous Kupwara region at dawn, according to a police spokesman, and opened fire when challenged by guards about a half a mile from the frontier. Kupwara is 50 miles northwest of Srinagar, the largest city in India's Kashmir valley.
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September 9, 1987 | United Press International
Sikh militants armed with assault rifles ambushed an Indian army jeep on patrol in northern Punjab state, killing three officers and seriously wounding four others, police said Tuesday.
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September 15, 1988 | Associated Press
Suspected Sikh militants opened fire on a crowd of laborers at a grain market in Sirhind in the north Indian state of Punjab, killing at least 20 people and wounding 60, police said Wednesday.
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September 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
India's Supreme Court agreed Saturday to hear an appeal to halt a plan that reserves nearly half the civil service posts for low-caste Hindus. The policy has led to a rash of protest clashes and suicides. A panel of five justices is expected to meet Monday on an application by the Supreme Court Bar Assn. for a temporary injunction on the program, announced Aug. 7 by Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh to counteract centuries of discrimination.
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February 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 10,000 Indian students demonstrated along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir State as tension increased after a border clash between Indian troops and Pakistani Muslims. The demonstration was prompted by a Monday incident in which Pakistani supporters of Kashmir separatists crossed the border and were fired on by the troops.
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