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Tags: AS | Kashmir | Crackdown

India Police Arrest Kashmir Activists amid Rising Tensions

Saturday, 23 February 2019 06:38 AM

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police have arrested at least 200 activists seeking the end of Indian rule in disputed Kashmir, escalating fears among already wary residents that a sweeping crackdown could touch off renewed anti-India protests and clashes.

The crackdown comes amid high tension between India and Pakistan following a suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy that killed 40 Indian soldiers on Feb. 14.

Police said Saturday that they went to neighborhoods overnight and rounded up the leaders and activists of mainly Jama'at-e-Islami, a political-religious group that espouses the right to self-determination for Kashmir, a Himalayan territory divided between India and Pakistan but claimed by both wholly.

Police gave no reason for the arrests.

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