Crises dampen India celebrations

Turmoil in Kashmir and soaring food prices cast shadow over independence day festivities.

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    It has been 63 years since India gained independence from Britain, but annual celebrations have been overshadowed by a series of crises the government has been grappling with.

    Indian administered Kashmir remains under curfew after fresh clashes between security forces and protesters left six dead in the last two days.

    Violent protests in this region have killed at least 57 people in the latest phase of protests since June.

    Another major concern in India has been the widening gap between the rich and poor and the government's policies to bridge the differences remain questionable.

    Al Jazeera's Prena Suri reports from New Delhi, the Indian capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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