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Indian Police Detain Magazine Editor over Muhammad Cartoons


Indian police have detained the editor of a Hindi-language magazine after he republished Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that have angered Muslims worldwide.

Officials said Thursday that Alok Tomar, editor of Senior India was taken to a police station in the capital, New Delhi.

India's government has warned the national media not to publish anything that hurts the feelings of any religious community.

Associates of Tomar told the Associated Press that the magazine had no intention of offending Muslims.

The publication of the Muhammad cartoons first by a Danish newspaper and then by some European newspapers sparked protests and riots around the world, in which dozens of people have died in recent weeks.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.
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