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Wednesday, June 10, 1998 Published at 16:22 GMT 17:22 UK

World: South Asia

Freedom and detention in Indian-administered Kashmir

A prominent separatist leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, has been arrested in Indian-administered Kashmir -- just three days after he was released from five years detention.

Hundreds of people in Pampore, the home town of Mr Aziz a former chief commander of the Al-Jehad groupjoined street protests against his arrest.

Meanwhile police say that the brother of a former junior minister in the federal government has been released by his abductors.

The man, Ghulam Nabi, brother of a former Home Minister, Maqbool Dars, was abducted twelve days ago by unknown assailants.

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