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Hyderabad deaths spur strike call

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has called a strike in the city of Hyderabad to protest at the deaths of five people in Hindu-Muslim clashes. Police have imposed a curfew in eight areas of the southern city. The weekend clashes came on the 11th anniversary of the destruction by Hindu activists of a key mosque in Ayodhya, in the north. About 20 people were injured in the Hyderabad clashes, two critically, but no new violence has been reported. BBC correspondent in Hyderabad, Omer Farooq, says that the day-long strike is being fully observed. Three of the dead were killed by police gunfire and the other two in stabbing incidents. Full Story

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