Curfew Lifted In Indian Kashmir

7 October 2008
Agence France-Presse


Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir lifted Tuesday a two-day curfew imposed to prevent a rally by Muslim separatists opposed to Indian rule in the region. The separatists had urged residents to rally on Monday in Lal Chowk, or Red Square, in the Indian Kashmir summer capital of Srinagar. But city authorities prevented the rally by imposing the curfew and detaining key separatist leaders. Recent protests were triggered by a row over a government donation of Kashmiri land to a Hindu pilgrimage trust and spiralled into anti-India demonstrations that left more than 40 Muslim protesters dead.