Clashes in Kash­mir over boy’s death

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In­dian forces fired shot­gun pel­lets and tear gas as thou­sands car­ried the body of a young boy killed overnight dur­ing an anti-In­dia protest in In­dian-con­trolled Kash­mir. Chant­ing slo­gans “Go In­dia, go back” and “We want free­dom,” thou­sands of res­i­dents marched to the main Mar­tyr’s Grave­yard in Srinagar for the burial of the 12-year-old boy. Po­lice and para­mil­i­tary sol­diers fired warn­ing shots, pel­lets and tear gas, fear­ing the pro­ces­sion could be­come a larger rally seek­ing an end of In­dian rule in the dis­puted Hi­malayan re­gion, said a po­lice of­fi­cer. Clashes broke out as hun­dreds of young men hurled rocks at the troops while an­other group of mour ners changed route to bury the dead.

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