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Protesters clash with Indian authorities at Kashmir funeral

Protesters clash with Indian law enforcement authorities at funeral in disputed Kashmir

Activists of Awami Itihaad party shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar, India, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Hundreds of armed police and paramilitary so...
Kashmiri activists of Awami Itihaad party shout slogans as they hold banners with photographs of pro-independence leader Mohammed Maqbool Butt, right ...

India Kashmir Strike

Activists of Awami Itihaad party shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar, India, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Hundreds of armed police and paramilitary so...

India Kashmir Strike

Kashmiri activists of Awami Itihaad party shout slogans as they hold banners with photographs of pro-independence leader Mohammed Maqbool Butt, right ...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Hundreds of angry protesters have clashed with Indian authorities at the funeral of a young man killed during a demonstration in the disputed region of Kashmir.

The protesters shouted "Go India, Go Back!" as they hurled stones at law enforcement officers and marched Tuesday toward a highway near the village of Palhalan, where Farooq Ahmed Bhat was being buried.

Police fired tear gas, while paramilitary troops tried to block the march. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Officials say Bhat was killed when government forces fired to stop stone-throwing protesters in Palhalan during a day of protests Monday to mark the two-year anniversary of a former rebel's hanging in New Delhi. Local residents, however, say Bhat was standing near his home and was not part of the anti-India protest.


Updated : 2021-09-19 12:05 GMT+08:00