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Protests erupt as India executes man for 2001 parliament attack


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An Indian policeman patrols a deserted road during restriction in Srinagar February 9, 2013. India has executed a Kashmiri militant who was sentenced to death 10 years ago for an attack on the Indian parliament in 2001, a senior interior ministry official said on Saturday. The country's president rejected a mercy petition from Mohammad Afzal Guru and he was hung at dawn, TV channels said. Strict restrictions on people's movements was imposed in major towns of Indian Kashmir early on Saturday in anticipation of protests against the hanging. REUTERS/Danish Ismail