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Fighting erupts in Kashmir as 'land grab' law kicks in

Jammu and Kashmir, the only Muslim-majority region in India, has been thrown into turmoil after the government ended decades of prohibition on outsiders buying land there.

Shopkeepers shut their doors in anticipation of violent clashes after the government on Tuesday repealed laws that acted to preserve the unique religious make-up of the border state, which has lain at the heart of India's conflict with neighbouring Pakistan since partition in 1947.

On Wednesday two suspected rebels were killed during a gunfight that erupted shortly after scores of counter-insurgency police and soldiers launched an operation based on a tip about the presence of rebels on the outskirts of Srinagar, police said.

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