Kashmiri youth: The new face of violent resistance against Indian rule


The Indian government was forced to postpone by-elections in Kashmir due to violent protests. Clashes between protesters and security forces have continued for months, with experts pointing to a new resistance movement.

Srinagar is once again volatile after weekend violence forced the government to postpone by-elections. At least eight people were killed and more than 200 were wounded during clashes between protesters and police. And authorities said Monday they killed four suspected rebels who were attempting to cross into the India-administered Kashmir from the Pakistani section.

The initial turnout of voters in the Srinagar by-election was just 7 percent – the lowest anywhere in India-administered Kashmir in almost three decades. Kashmiri separatists had called for a boycott of the polls.

Violent protests completely paralyzed Budgam, a city which recorded a 60 percent turnout in the last state election…

Read more : Deutsche Welle, 12.04.2017