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Pakistan president calls Guru hanging 'abuse of process'

Pakistan's president Wednesday paid tribute to a Kashmiri separatist executed in India for plotting to attack the Indian parliament and called his hanging "abuse of judicial process". Mohammed Afzal Guru was hanged in New Delhi on February 9 for his part in a deadly Islamist attack on the Indian parliament in 2001, sparking more than a week of protests in the disputed Himalayan territory.

Strike paralyses Indian Kashmir as curfew lifted

A curfew imposed in Indian Kashmir after the execution of a separatist convicted over a 2001 attack on parliament was lifted Saturday but a general strike against the hanging paralysed the region. Authorities declared the curfew in the Indian-administered region last weekend, shut down mobile Internet services and blocked newspapers to contain unrest over the execution of Mohammed Afzal Guru.

Indian Kashmiris chafe under curfew after hanging

Residents of India's Kashmir valley chafed for a second day Sunday under a curfew imposed following the hanging of a local separatist which has sparked a fresh debate on capital punishment. Mohammed Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri Muslim convicted of helping to plot the 2001 attack on the Indian parliament which left 10 people dead, was executed on Saturday in New Delhi's Tihar jail.

India parliament attack plotter hanged, protests erupt

A Kashmiri separatist convicted of involvement in a deadly 2001 attack on the Indian parliament was executed on Saturday in New Delhi -- triggering protests on both sides of the border in disputed Kashmir. Hundreds of demonstrators rallied near the family home of Mohammed Afzal Guru in northern Indian Kashmir hours after authorities said he had been hanged. Similar protests were held across the frontier on the Pakistani side with demonstrators burning Indian flags and shouting "Down with India".

India parliament attack plotter hanged

A Kashmiri separatist was executed on Saturday in New Delhi over his role in a deadly attack on the Indian parliament in 2001 -- triggering protests on both sides of the border in disputed Kashmir. Hundreds of demonstrators rallied near the family home of Mohammed Afzal Guru in northern Indian Kashmir hours after authorities said he had been hanged, while similar protests were held across the frontier on the Pakistani side.

Hundreds rally in Pakistani Kashmir against Guru hanging

Hundreds of protesters on Saturday rallied in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, to condemn the execution of a Kashmiri separatist in India. Mohammed Afzal Guru, a one-time fruit merchant, was hanged at New Delhi's Tihar Jail early Saturday over his role in a deadly attack on the Indian parliament in 2001, after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected a mercy appeal.

India parliament attack plotter hanged

A Kashmiri separatist was executed Saturday over his role in a deadly attack on the Indian parliament in 2001 -- an episode that brought nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war. Mohammed Afzal Guru, a one-time fruit merchant, was hanged at New Delhi's Tihar Jail after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected a mercy appeal. He was only the second person to be executed in India in nearly a decade. With authorities fearing a backlash over the execution, a curfew was imposed in parts of Indian-administered Kashmir and the centre of the main city Srinagar was sealed off.

India parliament attack plotter hanged

A Kashmiri separatist was executed Saturday over his role in a deadly attack on parliament in New Delhi in 2001, an episode that brought nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war. Mohammed Afzal Guru, a former fruit seller, was hanged at Tihar Jail on the outskirts of the capital after his final appeal for mercy was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee. He is only the second person to be executed in India in nearly a decade.

India parliament attack plotter hanged

India executed a Kashmiri separatist on Saturday over his role in a deadly attack on parliament in 2001 after his final mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee, officials said. Mohammed Afzal Guru, a former fruit seller, was hanged at Tihar Jail at around 7:30am (0200 GMT), becoming only the second person to be hanged in India in nearly a decade, officials said. "Yes, he has been hanged," Home Secretary R.K. Singh said in brief comments to AFP.
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