Cops use tear gas, pellet guns on Kashmiris

Security personnel standing guard in Srinagar, which is on lockdown following India's move to strip Kashmir of its autonomy on August 5. – AFP pic, August 16, 2019.

HUNDREDS of protesters in India-administered Kashmir today clashed with police, who responded with tear gas and pellet-firing shotguns, said an AFP reporter at the scene.

The fighting broke out after several thousand people rallied in the main city of Srinagar, where a security lockdown entered its 12th day following New Delhi’s move to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

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