Clashes Erupt In Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India — Thousands of Muslims Saturday defied strict security restrictions and marched to chants of "we want freedom" in Indian Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar to protest the death of a teenager. The 17-year-old was killed in downtown Srinagar Friday during clashes between anti-India protesters and riot police, after which thousands of police and paramilitary sealed off neighbourhoods to stop more demonstrations. But as the student's body arrived at his home in Srinagar, thousands of protesters marched in defiance of police, who fired shots into the air and used teargas in an unsuccessful attempt to halt the protest march. In other parts of Srinagar, where security restrictions were not imposed. The region is in the grip of a 20-year insurgency against Indian rule. The unrest has left more than 47,000 people dead by official count. Tensions in the region have been running high after local police accused the military of killing three civilians in April.