Clashes and Indian Kashmir marks key anniversary Pakistani Kashmiri women march to mark the death anniversary of popular rebel leader Burhan Wani.
Eastern Eye Staff
Government forces threw tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing protesters in Indian Kashmir on Saturday (8), as the volatile Himalayan region marked the anniversary of a hugely popular rebel leader’s death. Thousands of troops have fanned out across Indian-administered Kashmir, where authorities have imposed a widespread curfew and cut off all internet services after separatist leaders called for a week of demonstrations. Disputed Kashmir has seen an explosion of protests against Indian rule since government forces shot and killed Burhan Wani a year ago. The death of the charismatic 23-year-old, who had built up a big following on social media, sparked an outpouring of grief and anger that spilled into the…
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