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Arrests Over Kashmir Boycott Call

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24 Apr 09 | BBC

Police have placed a leading separatist in Indian-administered Kashmir under house arrest after he urged voters to boycott general elections.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq issued his call on Thursday, when the second phase of the month-long poll took place.

Maoists in Bihar killed five people after Thursday’s voting, police said.

The vote pits the Congress-led coalition and opposition BJP-led bloc against a host of smaller parties. The outcome is far from clear. >>>


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24 April 2009 at 10:56 am

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