Clashes with Sectarians in India-Controlled Kashmir have left 36 Dead and 3100 wounded so far
Paul Gordon of State of Wake covers the ongoing clashes in Kashmir that have left scores dead and thousands more injured.
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir seized newspapers and shut down cable television on Saturday, aiming to quell a flare up of tensions in the region which has seen violent protests over the killing of a separatist commander by security forces.
Around 36 people have been killed and 3,100 wounded, most of them by police fire, in the worst outbreak of violence in six years in the disputed territory also claimed by India’s arch rival Pakistan.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir has already imposed a curfew and blocked mobile phone services to stop people from gathering in the streets and stage more protests over last week’s killing of 22-year old separatist leader Burhan Wani.
“The clamp-down was necessitated as Pakistani channels that are beamed here through cable television network have launched a campaign aimed at fomenting trouble here,” said a Jammu and Kashmir government minister who declined to be named. “Some newspapers were also sensationalizing the violence … We will take a decision on (their) restoration after July 19.
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