Indian forces have used tear gas and pellet guns to quell thousands of stone pelting anti-India protesters who took to the streets after special Eid prayers in the Indian portion of Kashmir.


A police officer says dozens of protesters, police and paramilitary officers were injured in the clashes on Friday at several places in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian portion of Kashmir. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters.

Authorities put several separatist leaders under house arrest to stop them from leading the protesters on the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the fasting month of Ramadan.

Anti-India feelings run deep in Kashmir, where about a dozen rebel groups have been fighting against Indian rule since 1989.

source: khaleejtimes