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Kashmiri Hindus Want to Flee After Massacre

Hindus in Indian Kashmir said on Tuesday they wanted to leave the Muslim-majority region after 24 people, including women and children, were shot dead by suspected Muslim rebels. Some 200 Hindus, also known as Pandits, descended on the remote village of Nadi Marg, scene of the massacre, to tell visiting Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani they no longer felt safe. “We want to leave, save us,” they shouted, heckling Advani as he promised more security in a bid to persuade them to stay on. Paramilitary troops stood guard during his visit. The suspected Muslim militants, dressed in army fatigues, ordered the villagers out of their houses on Sunday night and shot them, sparking outrage across mostly Hindu India. Advani said the militants were trying to drive Hindus out of Kashmir, where India has faced a separatist revolt since 1989. Full Story

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