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12:00 AM, August 03, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 03, 2010

4 shot dead in Kashmir protests


Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah exits the Prime Minister's residence after a meeting in New Delhi yesterday. Omar Abdullah held crisis talks in New Delhi over an eruption of violence between anti-India protesters and police that has left more than 30 people dead. Photo: AFP

Four people have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir, as the worst anti-government violence to hit the disputed region in two years continues.
Demonstrators have been pouring onto the streets and attacking police stations, defying attempts by the authorities to enforce a curfew.
More than 30 people have been killed in the violence since early June.
Indian-administered Kashmir's Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, appealed to the population not to use violence.
'CYCLE OF VIOLENCE'
He was speaking on Monday after emergency talks with the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the capital, Delhi.
"Tragically, we have locked ourselves into a cycle of violence where protests lead to death leading to further protests, leading to further casualties," he told a news conference.
The four men killed on Monday were shot by Indian police and paramilitary forces in separate incidents across Muslim-majority Kashmir.
Normal life has been severely disrupted for more than seven weeks by a series of curfews, protests and strikes.
Protests against Indian rule erupted after a 17-year-old student was killed by a police tear gas shell in early June.
The BBC's Chris Morris in Delhi says the political stalemate in the Himalayan valley has been a running sore of Indian governments for decades.

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