India: Famillie afgeslacht na weigeren huwelijk

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India: Famillie afgeslacht na weigeren huwelijk

Berichtdoor Lodewijk Nasser » Ma Nov 06, 2006 5:15 am

Four family members shot dead by militants in Indian Kashmir: police

05 November 2006

India - Suspected militants shot dead four members of a Muslim family in restive Indian Kashmir Sunday for refusing to allow the clan's teenage daughter to wed a rebel, police said.

Three women and one man died in the attack in Manglogi village in Ramband district, 200 kilometers (125 miles) northeast of Kashmir's winter capital Jammu.

"The family refused to marry off their 15-year-old daughter and they slaughtered the whole family," district police superintendent Basant Rath told AFP.

Militants had killed the teenage girl in August after her father spurned a marriage offer from a rebel, Rath said.
The girl's parents, an older sister and a cousin were killed in the attack early Sunday.

In a separate incident Sunday, police acting on a tip-off killed two Pakistani men believed to be members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba rebel group as they hid in a house in Doda district, 240 kilometers northeast of Jammu.

"They were trapped in their hide-out and they were killed and arms and ammunition were taken from them," said Doda police superintendent Manohar Singh.

"Documents recovered from their possession reveal that they are from Pakistan and they were active for the last few months in Doda."
India accuses Pakistan of arming, training and sending Islamic militants into Indian Kashmir to bolster a Muslim insurgency. Islamabad denies the charge.

More than 44,000 people have died from violence in Kashmir since a rebellion against Indian rule erupted in 1989, according to Indian records. Separatists say the toll is more than double that figure.

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