Thursday, June 04, 2009

100 injured as protests paralyse Kashmir valley

At least 100 people were injured as violent protests over the death of two women under mysterious circumstances paralysed Kashmir Valley for the third day on Wednesday with authorities detaining chairman of hardline Hurriyat faction Syed Ali Shah Geelani and two other separatist leaders. Fierce clashes were witnessed between protesters and security personnel in Shopian town, 52 kms from here, where the bodies of Nelofar (22) and Asiya (17) were recovered on Saturday after they went missing from their orchard, as thousands of people poured into the streets.

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