Arrests Over Kashmir Boycott Call
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. >>>