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Indian troops opened fire to disperse Muslims throwing rocks at a Hindu religious procession in Ahmedabad in western India, killing seven and wounding 20. As many as 30,000 Hindus had defied a ban on public assembly to parade through the streets of the riot-battered city. At least 176 people have died in Ahmedabad and other cities in Gujarat state during protests against a controversial government plan to increase employment and college quotas for lower castes.


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