South Asia Slaughter Up North

Violence in Kashmir pits India against Pakistan

"Brave Kashmiris," came the summons from loudspeakers in minarets throughout Srinagar, summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, "the time has come to lay down your lives. Come out and face the occupation forces as true soldiers of Islam." By the thousands, Muslim separatists answered the call last week. Enraged by the detention of 400 locals accused of terrorism, they surged through the narrow alleys of the decrepit city, chanting "Indian dogs, go home!" and pelting police and soldiers with stones. Security forces replied first with tear gas, then with rifle fire. By week's end at least 133...

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