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70 held in Kashmir protests.

SRINAGAR: Police in Indian administered Kashmir detained 70 people as protests against a rise in fuel prices announced by the Indian government continued for a fourth day yesterday.

Police used batons and water cannons to repel government employees shouting "roll back fuel prices" as they tried to march to the office of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in Srinagar.

Twenty protesters were injured while 70 others were detained.

Unhappiness over the fuel price rise announced last week by the ruling Congress-led government in New Delhi has also prompted a state-wide strike by privately owned buses and trucks.

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Date:Jun 16, 2008
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