Muslim Protest Urges UN To Intervene In Kashmir

18 August 2008
Associated Press

Srinagar: Tens of thousands of Muslims marched in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar yesterday, demanding freedom from India and intervention by the United Nations, citing human rights violations by Indian authorities. Thousands chanted: 'Lashkar has arrived. It is your death, India,' referring to Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist group fighting India in the largely Muslim region and blamed for several bombings in India. The protest was the largest against Indian rule since unrest surged two months ago in a dispute over the transfer of state land near a Hindu shrine. At least 34 people have been killed since June.