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Protests erupt as India executes man for 2001 parliament attack

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

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...more

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
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Indian policemen escort Mohammad Afzal (L) to an anti-terrorism court in New Delhi in this December 18, 2002 file photograph. 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 February 8, 2013. The country's president rejected a mercy petition from Mohammad Afzal Guru and he was hung at dawn, TV channels said. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Indian policemen escort Mohammad Afzal (L) to an anti-terrorism court in New Delhi in this December 18, 2002 file photograph. India has executed a Kashmiri militant who was sentenced to death 10 years ago for an attack on the Indian parliament in...more

Indian policemen escort Mohammad Afzal (L) to an anti-terrorism court in New Delhi in this December 18, 2002 file photograph. 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 February 8, 2013. The country's president rejected a mercy petition from Mohammad Afzal Guru and he was hung at dawn, TV channels said. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files
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Kashmir Muslim woman carry groceries as they cross a bridge behind coils of concertina wire during restrictions 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

Kashmir Muslim woman carry groceries as they cross a bridge behind coils of concertina wire during restrictions 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...more

Kashmir Muslim woman carry groceries as they cross a bridge behind coils of concertina wire during restrictions 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
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