Police detain 600 anti-India activists in Kashmir

April 29, 2014 10:50 AM

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SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities have detained more than 600 Kashmiri residents in a crackdown on suspected separatists ahead of voting in a general election in Indian-controlled parts of the disputed Himalayan region, police said Tuesday.

Indian police and paramilitary officers made the arrests over the last five days in an effort to prevent any anti-India protests or violence during voting Wednesday, police Director-General Ashok Prasad said.

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