India hanged a Kashmiri militant yesterday for an attack on the country's parliament in 2001, sparking clashes in Kashmir between hundreds of protesters and police using batons and teargas.
President Pranab Mukherjee rejected a mercy petition from Mohammad Afzal Guru and he was hanged in Tihar jail in New Delhi.
Security forces anticipating unrest imposed a curfew in parts of insurgency-torn Kashmir and ordered people off the streets. India blamed the 2001 attack on the parliament of the world's largest democracy on militants backed by Pakistan,
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Pakistan denied any involvement and condemned the attack.