3 die in Indian Kashmir protests
SRINAGAR, India — Three young people were killed in violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir despite a curfew that continued for a third day on Monday in the wake of the execution of a Kashmiri man convicted in a deadly 2001 attack on India's Parliament.
Mohammed Afzal Guru was hanged in New Delhi early Saturday. Before the execution, authorities had anticipated anti-India protests and ordered people in most of the Indian-held part of the disputed Kashmir region to remain indoors indefinitely.
Despite the curfew, protests and clashes between troops and demonstrators broke out at a dozen places in the region Monday.
Police and paramilitary soldiers fired tear gas and used batons to chase away rock-throwing protesters, police said.
Guru's execution is an extremely sensitive matter in the Himalayan region, where most people believe his trial was not fair. Several rights groups in India, and political groups in Indian Kashmir, questioned the fairness of his trial.
The protests coincided with the 29th anniversary of the execution of Mohammed Maqbool Butt, the founder of the pro-independence Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- In Paris, nations, investors to pledge billions for climate change research
- Climate summit spawns protest marches around world
- EU expects ‘immediate’ clampdown on migrants in $3.2B deal with Turkey
- A third of world’s cacti threatened with extinction, report says
- Pope Francis appeals for peace amid tight security in Central African Republic
- Norway mulls using medical heroin to prevent deadly overdoses
- Senators call for 20,000 more troops in Syria and Iraq
- Israel suspends contact with some EU groups over labels on exports
- Iran gives investors glimpse of $30 billion in oil deals to come
- Russia hits Turkey with sanctions amid frayed relations
- In Uganda, Pope Francis pays tribute to nation’s martyrs