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India: Clashes erupt after Kashmiri militant hanged over 2001 attack

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 9 February 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, India: Clashes erupt after Kashmiri militant hanged over 2001 attack, 9 February 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/512235d523.html [accessed 28 July 2014]
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February 09, 2013

India has executed Kashmiri militant Muhammad Afzal Guru, sparking clashes in Kashmir.

Guru was hanged after he was found guilty of planning the 2001 armed attack on the Indian parliament.

Six security troops and a gardener were killed in the December 2001 attack. All five attackers were killed.

Guru had been on death row since being convicted by India's top court in 2002.

A mercy petition sent to India's president was rejected earlier this week.

Rights groups and political organizations in Indian Kashmir have said that Guru did not get a fair trial.

Clashes between hundreds of protesters and security forces broke out in Kashmir after the news of the execution, despite a curfew announced across the Indian-administered province.

Police used tear gas and batons to disperse the protesters.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa

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