Tear gas used on women protesting
Sep 21, 2012 / 6:37 am
Police clamped a daylong curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city Friday and chased away protesters opposing an anti-Islam film produced in the United States.
Authorities in the region also blocked cellphone and Internet services for four hours to prevent viewing the film clips, said B.K. Chopra, a telecom official.
In Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, police fired tear gas to disperse nearly 30 women who were marching under the banner of the radical Islamic women's group Dukhtaran-e-Millat chanting "Down with the U.S."
Thousands of people participated in mostly peaceful protests at more than three dozen places across the region, a police officer said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters.
Police chased away the demonstrators after minor clashes in some areas, the officer said. No injuries have been reported so far.
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