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Kashmir's summer of violence

Key events in the recent upsurge of unrest in Indian Kashmir, during which 91 civilians have been killed by police trying to control violent separatist rallies.

delhi Updated: Sep 15, 2010 17:15 IST

Key events in the recent upsurge of unrest in Indian Kashmir, during which 91 civilians have been killed by police trying to control violent separatist rallies:

June 11: A 17-year-old male student is killed during separatist protests in the region's main town of Srinagar

June 12: Police open fire on angry protesters who return to the streets to demonstrate against the teenager's death, starting a cycle of violence

June 14: Separatists call the first of several general strikes

July 8: Home Minister P. Chidambaram calls on parents to keep their children indoors as teenage boys play a major role in pelting stones at the security forces

July 28: Indian Kashmir's state government orders a judicial probe into the clashes as the toll reaches 17

August 2: State chief minister Omar Abdullah flies to New Delhi for crisis talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and admits Indian Kashmir is caught in a "cycle of violence"

August 3: India's arch-rival Pakistan, which controls part of Kashmir, pushes India to "exercise restraint" towards the protesters

August 10: Prime Minister Singh appeals for dialogue and reconciliation and says new employment opportunities must be found for young Kashmiris, as the death toll crosses 50

August 31: Police shooting of an 11-year-old boy at a rally in the southern town of Anantnag triggers further furious protests

September 11: Prayers marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan erupt into demonstrations

September 13: Seventeen civilians are killed by police at protests fuelled by the desecration of a Koran in the US. One policeman also dies

September 15: Prime Minister Singh holds all-party meeting in New Delhi to seek a solution to the summer of violence, as the civilian death toll rises to 91