Sunday, April 9, 2017

Kashmir By-Election Violence Kills 8

RT: Up to 8 killed, 100 injured in Kashmir election violence, re-polling being considered

Up to eight people were killed in Srinagar, Kashmir following police clashes with protesters during Sunday’s by-election which was already mired by separatist factions’ calls to boycott the vote in the disputed region.

Police opened fire after tear gas failed to deter protesters throwing stones, reported Reuters. At least eight people were killed with over 100 injured following clashes which took place across central Kashmir.

Speaking to the press, the state's Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu said more than 200 incidents of violence were reported, which included “stone-pelting, petrol bomb attacks [and the] setting ablaze of a polling station."

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WNU Editor: No one really showed up to vote .... Srinagar records poor turnout at 6.5% as violence kills 7; clashes reported in MP as well (First Post).

More News On Today's Violence In Kashmir

Eight killed, several injured during Kashmir by-elections -- Economic Times
Violence hits bypolls: 8 dead in Srinagar; BJP-Cong clash in Madhya Pradesh -- Times of India
Six People Killed, More Than 100 Injured During Kashmir Protests -- Reuters
Six die after Indian police open fire on Kashmir poll protesters -- The Guardian/AFP
Six killed in Indian Kashmir poll violence -- AFP
Police kill civilians in Kashmir by-election clashes -- Al Jazeera

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