Clashes in Kashmir over boy’s death
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.