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Indian cultural conservatives targeted wireless providers yesterday, claiming short message service technology was a major cause of divorce in the country. India's National Human Rights Council staged protest in the capital, New Delhi, according to news agency AFP, where they burned a cellular telephone. The group's leader, Subhash Gupta claimed that the SMS sub culture ran counter to Indian norms of etiquette, sparked marital discord and were diverting Indian youth towards other Western trends, such as dating.

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