One dies in Kashmir after police fire on protesters

April 18, 2015 10:13 AM

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SRINAGAR (Reuters) - One person died on Saturday in Kashmir following an injury suffered after police opened fire to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators during a daylong protest strike over the arrest of a separatist leader.

The unrest in the Himalayan region is a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP, which this year took control of the state government in alliance with a regional partner, the first time it has been in power in the state.

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