Clashes and Indian Kashmir marks key anniversary - Eastern Eye

Clashes and Indian Kashmir marks key anniversary


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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