We want freedom’: Kashmir could face biggest protest against Indian rule in recent years
Thousands took to the streets of Kashmir to bury a 12-year-old boy who was accidentally killed by police during an anti-India rally. Police fired tear gas and shotgun pellets fearing that the burial procession could turn into another protest. A day earlier, he boy was struck by shotgun pellets and died of his injuries. According to protesters, he was in his house when clashes started nearby, but police say he was part of the protest. The violence came as Kashmir is experiencing its largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, sparked by the killing in July of a popular rebel commander by Indian soldiers.