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No Ramadan respite as unrest rocks Indian Kashmir focus 08/13/2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

No Ramadan respite as unrest rocks Indian Kashmir


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08/13/2010
SRINAGAR — The fasting month of Ramadan looks set to be one of curfews, protests and hardship for Muslims in Indian Kashmir, which is experiencing a wave of popular unrest directed against Indian rule.

For two months, violent demonstrations have rocked the troubled Himalayan region. Around 50 protesters and onlookers have been killed.
Each fatality has fuelled fresh anger, in what Kashmir’s Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has acknowledged is a “cycle of violence.”
The constant round of protests, strikes and curfews has all but shut down daily commerce in the mainly Muslim Kashmir Valley, hurting small traders and making shopping for basic provisions a major challenge.
With Ramadan starting Thursday, residents have been advised to stockpile essentials in preparation for a difficult month..... MORE

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