Friday Sep 13, 201306:07 PM GMT
Protesters clash with Indian security forces in Kashmir
Indian troops fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir.  (file photo)
Indian troops fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir. (file photo)
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:5PM
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Clashes have erupted in the Indian-administered Kashmir as thousands held a fresh mass protest rally to condemn the recent killing of a civilian.


The clashes were reported on Friday in the Shopian District between security forces and residents who chanted anti-India slogans.

A 27- year-old man was killed when New Delhi's forces attacked an anti-India rally across the disputed region on Wednesday afternoon.

The situation has been tense since last Saturday, when Indian troops shot and killed four youths.

The killings have triggered massive protests and angry demonstrators chanted slogans against the Indian army.

Kashmiri protesters are demanding the withdrawal of Indian military forces from the region.

Several separatist groups who oppose New Delhi rule over the Muslim-majority region have called for more protests. Separatist leaders say the Indian government should hold the security forces accountable for human rights violations in Kashmir.

Kashmir lies at the heart of more than 60 years of hostility between India and Pakistan. Both neighbors claim the region in full but have partial control over it.

The neighbors agreed on a ceasefire in 2003 and launched a peace process the following year. Since then, there have been sporadic clashes, with both sides accusing the other of violating the ceasefire.

Thousands of people have been killed in Kashmir over the past 20 years.

JR/KA
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