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Kashmiri hanging sparks protest

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,

Pakistan denied any involvement and condemned the attack.

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