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World IN BRIEF : INDIA : New Delhi Extends Rule Over Kashmir

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

India vowed to crush separatism in the mostly Muslim state of Kashmir, and Parliament voted to extend New Delhi’s direct rule over the state until September. At least 2,000 people have been killed in Kashmir since the central government took direct control a year ago to try to crush factions seeking independence or annexation by Pakistan. Police in Srinagar, Kashmir, reported that the daughter of Saifuddin Soz was kidnaped by militants, apparently while Soz was calling for the end of the government’s rule of Kashmir.


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