NEW DELHI — The authorities expanded a strict curfew across Kashmir on
Tuesday and sent more security officers across the restive Himalayan
region after bloody protests erupted there a day earlier, fueled partly
by a report of Koran desecration in the United States.
The bloodshed, which rippled across different districts in the region,
deepened the crisis that has steadily worsened in Kashmir since protests
against Indian rule began in June. In New Delhi, the Indian government
called for leaders of the country’s major political parties to meet on
Wednesday and seek consensus on how to quell the unrest and stabilize
Kashmir, a disputed region claimed by both Pakistan and India.
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