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Peoples hold national flags and shout slogans outside Tihar central prison where four men were sentenced to capital punishment in New Delhi

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Peoples hold national flags and shout slogans outside Tihar central prison where four men were sentenced to capital punishment in New Delhi.

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Policemen stand guard at the entrance of Tihar central prison where four men were sentenced to capital punishment in New Delhi.

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People hold banner outside Tihar central prison in New Delhi. Four men were sentenced to capital punishment for the 2012 gang rape of a 23 year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus in New Delhi have been executed.

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People gather outside Tihar jail during the execution of four men convicted of Nirbhaya rape and murder case, in New Delhi. Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) were executed at 5.30 am for the savage assault in an empty moving bus on the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who came to be known world over as Nirbhaya.

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Nirbhaya's parents along with Advocate Jitendra Kumar Jha leave from Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Nirbhaya's mother leaves from Patiala House Court, in New Delhi.

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Nirbhaya rape and murder case victim's mother at the Patiala House Court, in New Delhi. The court issued fresh date for execution of death warrants for March 3 at 6 am for the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.

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Supporters of former Pakistani military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf protest a court's decision, in Lahore, Pakistan. The Pakistani court sentenced Musharraf to death in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while in power, officials said. Musharraf who is apparently sick and receiving treatment in Dubai where he lives was not present in the courtroom. Banner reads "Black decision is unacceptable."

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Pakistani police officers stand guard outside Multan jail after a court's decision for a professor facing blasphemy case, in Multan, Pakistan. A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted the Muslim professor of blasphemy, sentencing him to death for allegedly spreading anti-Islamic ideas. Junaid Hafeez has been held for six years awaiting trial. He's spent most of that time in solitary confinement because he would likely be killed if left with the general population, local media have reported.

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Rahul Raj being taken away from a special CBI court to prison van after the court awarded death sentence to him for raping and murdering of a B.Tech student, in Ranchi.

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Govind Singhal, the main accused in the murder of Shweta Agarwal being taken out of court after being awarded death penalty, in Guwahati

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Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard in front of Kashimpur Central Jail where Mir Quasem Ali, a senior leader of the main Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, is being held, in Gazipur, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Gurdip Singh's wife Kulwinder Kaur crying over the death sentence awarded to her husband in Indonesia, in Nakodar in Jalandhar.

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Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, raises his hands inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court has sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Morsi, the case’s top defendant, was also sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was ousted by the military in July 2013, and has already been sentenced to death in other cases.

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Afghanistan's police officers take positions by nooses as they prepare to execute men at a jail in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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One of the six nooses prepared for men sentenced to death at a jail in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan has hanged six men convicted of terrorism, signaling a tougher approach toward the Taliban.

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BJP-Sangh workers revel in Afzal’s execution

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Thousands of people move with an ambulance carrying the body of police officer Mumtaz Qadri, the convicted killer of a former governor, during funeral prayers, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani supporters of Mumtaz Qadri protest his execution.

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Angry supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, the convicted killer of a former governor, block a main highway following Qadri's execution.

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Shiite Muslims burn an effigy of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia during a protest at Chattergam in the outskirts of Srinagar. Hundreds of Shiite Muslim protested against Saudi Arabia over the recent execution of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with 46 others, including three other Shiite dissidents.

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Shiite Muslims congregate to participate in a protest against Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of Shiite Muslims protested against Saudi Arabia over the recent execution of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with 46 others, including three other Shiite dissidents.

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Shiite Muslim women carry portraits of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a protest against Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of Shiite Muslims protested against Saudi Arabia over the recent execution of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with 46 others, including three other Shiite dissidents.

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Kashmiri Shiite Muslims shout slogans as they hold candles during a protest against Saudi Arabia in Srinagar. Hundreds of Shiite Muslim in Indian portion of Kashmiri rallied in the Shia dominated areas protesting against Saudi Arabia , after they announced on Saturday it had executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, including al-Qaida detainees and a prominent Shiite cleric who rallied protests against the government.

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Ambulances carrying the bodies of Bangladeshi Nationalist Party leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid leave the Central Jail after they were executed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh executed the two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war.

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Yakub Memon hanging Faith in the judiciary was shaken as Yakub Memon was hanged despite the outing of an unpublished 2007 article by B. Raman, ex-head of the Pakistan desk at RAW, which said Yakub had voluntarily come over with evidence to help India nail Pakistan’s ISI in the Bombay blasts. Yakub’s family too charged the authorities with not honouring the agreement.

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Mohammad Nurur Rahman Barkati, Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque leads a prayer session for Yakub Abdul Razak Memon in Kolkata. Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, hanged Memon, the accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country's worst terrorist attack.

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Might of State Activists hold a vigil in Delhi

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Yakub Memon’s body leaves for his burial, July 30, Mumbai

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Security personnel stand guard outside the airport as part of security measures in the view of Yakub Menon's hanging.

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Security for Yakub Memon's funeral, at Mumbai.

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Crowd gathered for Yakub Memon's funeral at Mumbai.

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Crowd gathered for Yakub Memon's funeral, at Mumbai.

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Men read newspapers with the headline of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon’s death sentence as they stand on a street in Hyderabad.

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People carry the body of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, outside his family residence during his funeral in Mumbai.

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An ambulance carrying the body of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon stands at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar airport as it waits to transport Memon's body to Mumbai from Nagpur. Memon, 53, the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people was hanged after the president rejected a last-minute mercy plea amid a debate over the capital punishment.

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1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's brothers Suleiman (L) and Usman (R) walk to Central Jail after he was hanged, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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People celebrate the hanging of 1993 Bombay blast accused Yakub Memon with fire crackers, in Ahmedabad.

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A supporter of Independent Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Sheikh Abdul Rashid embraces a photograph of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon during a protest against the his hanging, in Srinagar.

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Independent Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Sheikh Abdul Rashid along with Awami Itihaad Party (AIP) leaders and workers, holding a banner and black flags, shout slogans during a protest against the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, at Ghanta Ghar, in Srinagar.

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A man walks past Rapid Action Force (RAF) soldiers standing guard in the neighborhood of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's family residence in Mumbai.

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Indian Rapid Action Force (RAF) soldiers patrol in the neighborhood of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's family residence, in Mumbai.

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A policeman patrols near a group of women who sit on a road in the neighborhood of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's family residence in Mumbai.

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Members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and AISA holding a candle light protest against Yakub Memon's death sentence, in New Delhi.

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Media persons standing outside Supreme Court during the hearing on the Yakub Memon's petition, in New Delhi.

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Security outside Supreme Court during the hearing on the Yakub Memon's petition, in New Delhi.

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People holding a protest in support of mercy plea for 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena workers blacken actor Salman Khan's poster after he posted tweets defending Yakub Memon in Satara, Maharashtra.

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BJP workers protest outside Salman Khan's house demanding apology after he posted tweets defending Yakub Memon in Mumbai.

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Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, raises his hands inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt.

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Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and over 100 other Islamists were today sentenced to death by a court here over mass prison breaks during the 2011 uprising.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his defence chief for sleeping during a meeting and talking back to the young leader, South Korea's spy agency said, citing what it called credible information.

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A team lawyer for two Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan carries a self-portrait drawn by Sukumaran after visiting the prison island of Nusakambangan at Wijayapura port in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia.

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Brintha Sukumaran, center, sisters of Myuran Sukumaran, an Australian on death row, cries upon arrival at Wijayapura ferry port to cross to the prison island of Nusakambangan, in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking over the weekend that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them.

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Workers load coffins that will be delivered to the prison island of Nusakambangan onto a truck ahead of the imminent executions of drug convicts on death row, at a church compound in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia.

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Journalists surround the car carrying family members of Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami party, as they leave Central Jail after meeting Qamaruzzaman, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Angelita Muxfeldt, a cousin of Rodrigo Gularte, Brazilian national who is on death row for smuggling drugs into Indonesia, gestures as she speaks to the media during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Gularte is among convicted drug smugglers including two Australians who are facing imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency.

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Angelita Muxfeldt, center, a cousin of Rodrigo Gularte, Brazilian national who is on death row for smuggling drugs into Indonesia, speaks to the media as member of The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Puri Kencana Putri, right, and an unidentified interpreter listen during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Gularte is among convicted drug smugglers including two Australians who are facing imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency.

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A ‘mock hanging’ protest in Delhi against the 2012 Nirbhaya rape/murder convicts

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Five Indian fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking were released after President Mahinda Rajapaksa commuted their death penalty.

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Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal gives death to Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for abuses during the 1971 independence battle. Accused of genocide, torture, rape. Supporters on rampage.

File photo of five fishermen Prasad, Langlet, Emerson, Wilson and Akastaz who were allegedly involved in drug trafficking and were awarded death penalty by a Sri Lankan Court.

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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, Raghunandan Yandamuri, a 28-year-old Indian man is escorted from a Montgomery County district court after a preliminary hearing in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania. Yandamuri has been sentenced to death in the US for killing an Indian baby and her grandmother in a 2012 kidnapping plot that went horribly wrong.

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Police try to break up a protest against a court ruling commuting the death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Women react after an Egypt judge sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in the southern city of Minya, Egypt.

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Arputham Ammal, mother of Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assasination case, celebrates with supporters in Chennai after the Supreme Court commuted the death penalty of the three convicts in the case to life term.

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MDMK Chief Vaiko offering sweets to senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani in New Delhi after the Supreme Court commuted the death penalty of the three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life term.

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Lutfuzzoman Babar, a former junior minister for home affairs, speaks to the media near the court in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Babar was among 14 people sentenced to death on charges of smuggling weapons to a rebel group in neighboring India.

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Matiur Rahman Nizami, head of Bangladesh's main Islamist opposition party Jamaat-e-Islami, at the court in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Nizami was among 14 people sentenced to death on charges of smuggling weapons to a rebel group in neighboring India.

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North Korea executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un after a shock purge, branding the once-powerful Jang Song-Thaek as a "traitor for all ages" for challenging the regime.

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A Bangladeshi border guard who was sentenced to death reacts as he leaves a special court in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A Bangladesh court sentenced 152 people to death for a 2009 mutiny by disgruntled border guards who killed dozens of military commanders during a brutal, two-day uprising.

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A Bangladeshi boy shouts slogans as he joins a rally with activists demanding maximum penalty for war criminals in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Sunday sentenced to death two Bangladeshis now living in the U.S. and Britain for crimes against humanity during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

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A file photo of Tandoor murder case convict Sushil Sharma whose death penalty was commuted to life term by the Supreme Court.

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Women celebrate after the Delhi gang rape case convicts were awarded death sentence, in Mumbai.

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An unidentified lawyer from the prosecution side displays a victory sign as he speaks to journalists after a judge pronounced death sentence for all four men convicted in the rape and murder of a student in New Delhi.

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TV Grab photos of the four accused in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case in New Delhi.

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INDICTED In Bangladesh, Jamaat-e-IslamiI spiritual guru Ghulam Azam, secy-gen Ali A. Mojaheed for pro-Pak ’71 war criImes by a special tribunal. Azam gets 90 years jail, Ahsan gets death. Dhaka in turmoil.

Devendra Nath, Naini Jail 22 years in jail, got death for murder of a superior in the army

Nirala Tripathi

Karan Singh, Babloo, Rakesh Kumar, Barabanki Jail In jail for 9 years now for murder of a cousin’s wife. Hoping HC will overturn death verdict.

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Navneet Kaur Bhullar, wife of terrorist Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar, along with members of various Sikh organisations holding a protest against her husband's death sentence at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Navneet Kaur Bhullar (2nd R), wife of Khalistani terrorist Devenderpal Singh Bhullar, who is on the death row, along with Manjeet Singh GK (R), President of Delhi Unit of Shiromani Akali Dal and others after submitting a memorandum at National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi.

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The Supreme Court dismissed death row convict and Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's plea for commutation of his death sentence, a ruling that can have an impact on 17 other convicts, including those held guilty in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, facing execution. Bhullar was awarded death penalty for triggering a bomb blast in September 1993, killing nine people and injuring 25 others, including then Youth Congress president M S Bitta.

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Kashmiri human rights activist Mohammad Ahsan Antoo, center, acts as a mock chained prisoner during a protest against death sentence and life imprisonment in Srinagar.

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Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq leads a protest rally against the state government after his release from 45-day-long house arrest which started after Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging in New Delhi, in Srinagar.

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Nand Kishore, a man who was awarded death sentence by the district & sessions court for raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl, in Bhopal.

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Jamaat leader Sayedee, who was sentenced to death after being held guilty for crimes in ’71

A Kashmiri protester throws a teargas shell back to paramilitary soldiers during a protest in Srinagar.

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Kashmiri protesters throw stones at paramilitary soldiers during a protest in Srinagar. Most shops, business establishments and educational institutions were closed in Kashmir, after separatists called for a strike to demand the return of the body of Mohammed Afzal Guru, convicted in the audacious attack on Parliament in 2001, was secretly executed and buried in a jail in New Delhi.

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JKLF leaders and activists participate in a candle light protest in Srinagar, demanding the return of the body of Mohammed Afzal Guru who was secretly executed and buried New Delhi. Guru, convicted of involvement in a 2001 attack on Parliament, was hanged in a New Delhi jail on Feb. 9.

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Bangladeshi policemen disperse protesters in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Protesters clashed with police on Friday March 1, 2013, as the death toll rose to at least 46 in clashes triggered by a death sentence given to Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of the country's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, for crimes linked to Bangladesh's 1971 independence war, police said.

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Vehicles plying on roads despite Hurriyat's shutdown call over the demand for the body of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, in Srinagar.

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Disillusioned Younger brother Hillal outside Afzal Guru’s house in Seer Jagir

Mohammad Afzal Guru son Ghalib in Seer Jagir

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Anchorless A file picture of Tabassum

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A deserted look of city roads on the second day of a strike call given by separatist groups demanding return of Afzal's Guru's body who was hanged in Tihar Jail, in Srinagar.

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A burning tire stands on a road during a strike called by separatists in Srinagar. Curfew was lifted from Kashmir Valley and mobile Internet services restored, a week after the restrictions were imposed following hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. However, normal life remained affected as hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani extended the strike over Guru's execution and in support of the demand for return of his body to his family.

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