Police fire tear gas at protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir

On Monday, police used tear gas to disperse dozens of stone-throwing protesters as anti-India protests broke out after Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) prayers.

SHAFAQNA – Police forces in the Indian-controlled Kashmir have fired tear gas at angry protesters objecting to the Indian government’s inadequate handling of the aftermath of the recent flooding.

The protesters accused New Delhi of failing to provide adequate relief to tens of thousands of displaced flood victims.

The floodwaters have mostly receded but thousands remain in relief camps as winter is approaching.

Among the protesters are many who are reviving decades-old resentment and calling for independence in the region.

Flooding killed 281 people and destroyed at least 100,000 homes in the India-controlled Kashmir in early September.

In late September, Press TV correspondent, Shahana Butt, said the flash floods have led Kashmir to its worst economic condition.

“Experts say the pace with which New Delhi is dealing with the destruction seems to be a deliberate attempt to keep Kashmiri people away from the sentiment of freedom. However, this deliberate attempt seems to be playing a catalytic role in provoking anger against the Indian rule in the region,” she added.



Source: Press TV



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