Bombay, Republic of India
KASHMIRI HINDUS LIGHT A MOCK PYRE IN BOMBAY.
A mock pyre symbolising the alleged death of the country's troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir is lit by members of 'Panun Kashmir', an organisation formed by Hindus from Kashmir January 4. More than 400,000 Hindus fled Kashmir 11 years ago when an armed uprising erupted in the troubled Himalayan border state. The protest in Bombay was also organised to condemn the release of three Kashmiri terrorists by the government in exchange for the lives of 150 hostages from the plane hijacked on December 24.