August 26, 2010

WHEN THE TSAR STOPS SHOOTING THE REVOLUTION HAS WON:

India’s PM tells police to change Kashmir strategy (NIRMALA GEORGE, 08/26/2010, AP)

Security forces in Kashmir need to find non-lethal means of controlling violent mobs to prevent more deaths in the unrest roiling the Indian-ruled region, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday in rare remarks directly questioning government tactics. [...]

Civil rights activists have accused Indian paramilitary soldiers and police of using a heavy-handed approach, and each death caused by security forces sparks further clashes with rock-throwing demonstrators.

Singh has made at least two recent appeals for calm, telling the people of Kashmir his government is ready to hold talks to resolve their problems.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 26, 2010 5:28 AM
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