Kashmiri woman held for stone throwing
Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, and it is claimed by both countries.
Since 1989, an armed uprising and ensuing crackdown by Indian forces have left an estimated 68,000 people dead in the region. In recent years, the armed conflict has largely subsided, with public opposition to Indian rule now seen mostly in street protests, where government forces and rock-throwing youths regularly face off.
A separatist leader in the disputed region Saturday condemned the woman's arrest and said India has converted Kashmir into a "police state."
"On the other hand, they've not brought to book any police or soldier involved in 2010 killings," said Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a statement.
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