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In pictures: Kashmir protests continue for fourth day

Curfew extended to curb anti-Indian demonstrations after 18 people killed in clashes.

Image: Altaf Qadri/AP/Press Association Images

EIGHTEEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN shot dead in Kashmir during protests over the territory’s Indian rule and reports of Qu’ran burning. One policeman who was struck by a lorry was also killed.

Indian police shot the civilians as tens of thousands of Kashmiris protested. Demonstrations against Indian rule have been going on since June, and over 70 people are believed to have been killed.

Protests this weekend over reports of Qu’rans being burned in America merged with anger over India’s rule. Two Christian missionary schools and several government buildings were burned down by the protesters. India subsequently banned the Iranian TV station which broadcast the reports of book burning.

CNN reports that authorities have extended a 24-hour curfew across the Kashmir valley and have deployed thousands of troops and police officers to enforce it. The curfew has been ignored today by protesters throwing stones at troops.

Three people were injured today, the fourth day in a row of clashes between demonstrators and police. All flights to the province have been cancelled for three days, according to the BBC.

The Times of India reports that one of the leaders of the protests has written an 11-day schedule for ‘strike days’, encouraging people to operate their normal daily work routine throughout the night, from 7pm to 7am.

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