India PM Calls Emergency Meeting as Kashmir Death Toll Rises

July 12, 2016 6:33 AM

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SRINAGAR, India — India's prime minister called an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss Kashmir's escalating violence amid anti-India protests that have left at least 28 people dead in clashes with authorities.

The protests erupted over the weekend after Indian troops killed the popular, young leader of Kashmir's largest rebel group fighting since the 1990s against Indian rule in the Himalayan region.

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