More clashes in In­dian Qu’ran un­rest

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

SRINAGAR, In­dia: Pro­test­ers clashed with govern­ment troops in sev­eral parts of In­dian-con­trolled Kash­mir yes­ter­day, de­fy­ing a govern­ment cur­few im­posed to quell large-scale demon­stra­tions over the killing of four vil­lagers in the dis­puted Hi­malayan re­gion.

Lo­cals threw rocks as po­lice and para­mil­i­tary soldiers tried to stop them by hit­ting them with ba­tons and fir­ing tear gas and, at one lo­ca­tion, live am­mu­ni­tion, a po­lice of­fi­cer said.

Six po­lice and para­mil­i­tary troops and at least two pro­test­ers were in­jured in the clashes.

The un­rest fol­lows the fa­tal shoot­ings of four vil­lagers by govern­ment troops on Thurs­day dur­ing clashes over the al­leged des­e­cra­tion of the Mus­lim holy book by bor­der guards in a re­mote, moun­tain­ous vil­lage in the re­gion. – Sapa-AP

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