Around 100 injured in clashes in Kashmir

Around 100 injured in clashes in Kashmir
Kashmiri protesters face Indian policemen in Srinagar.

Srinagar - Clashes erupted Sunday when police tried to stop the marchers heading to a village in Shopian district.



By AP

Published: Sun 4 Sep 2016, 3:53 PM

Last updated: Sun 4 Sep 2016, 6:11 PM

Police say around 100 people have been injured as government forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell thousands of protesters who pelted rocks and burned a government office in Jammu and Kashmir.
A police officer said clashes erupted Sunday when police tried to stop the marchers heading to a village in Shopian district in response to a call from separatist groups challenging India's sovereignty over Kashmir.
Also Sunday, key separatist leaders refused to meet a group of lawmakers who came from New Delhi as part of government efforts to restore normalcy in Kashmir.
A prolonged curfew, communication blackouts and a tightening crackdown have failed to stop some of the largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, triggered by a rebel commander's killing in July.


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