More protest in Kashmir

From The Hindu: “Crackdown triggers more protest

“At least 40 people were arrested and dozens injured as protesters clashed with police near the Jammu and Kashmir capital on Saturday, a day after security forces shot dead a man in Bijbehara.

“Widespread protests broke out in Bemina, on the outskirts of Srinagar, on Saturday afternoon when police arrested some local youths on charges of being stone-pelters.

Protesters took to the streets shouting slogans against the police who, they alleged, had entered their homes and arrested innocent youths and ransacked their houses.”

“Curfew was imposed in nine police station areas of Srinagar besides Anantnag and Bijbehera towns while restrictions are already in place in Sopore, Baramulla, Handwara and Kupwara towns, a police officer said here.”

“Newspaper owners here have alleged that the distribution of their newspapers has been halted by police in both northern and southern parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Copies of newspapers are being seized by police before these can reach our distributors in north and south Kashmir districts,” a newspaper editor here said.”

Policeman pulls off a Kashmiri protester’s headscarf in Bemina on Aug 20

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