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DATE=4/3/2000 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=KASHMIR SHOOTING (S) NUMBER=2-260882 BYLINE=JIM TEEPLE DATELINE=NEW DELHI CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Police opened fire on demonstrators in Indian Kashmir on Monday, killing 10 people. The incident occurred in a small town about 50 kilometers south of Kashmir's summer capital, Srinigar. V-O-A's Jim Teeple reports tensions have been high in the area since the killing of 35 Sikh men two weeks ago, during President Clinton's visit to India. Text: Protesters were demanding the release of the bodies of five men, who security officials say were separatist militants involved in the killing of the 35 Sikh villagers. The protesters say the five were local villagers who were killed by security forces. Monday's incident took place at Anantnag, where several thousand Kashmir Muslims had gathered in a prayer meeting to protest the killing of the five local men. Demonstrators pelted police with rocks, demanding the exhumation of the bodies. Witnesses say police began firing on the crowd without warning. Police say the first shots came from the demonstrators. Local officials say an exhumation of the five bodies will take place on Tuesday. A curfew has been imposed on Anantnag and surrounding areas. Kashmir is claimed by both India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands have died during a separatist insurgency over the past 10 years. President Clinton has called Kashmir "the most dangerous place on earth." (Signed) NEB/JLT/WTW 03-Apr-2000 10:14 AM EDT (03-Apr-2000 1414 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .