Clashes broke out between protesters and government forces in the city of Srinagar, western Kashmir on Saturday, following prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid. Protesters chanted pro-freedom slogans, with some waving Pakistani flags as they demanded Kashmir’s independence from India.

The demonstration soon turned violent, with police using tear gas and rubber pellets to disperse the protest, as the latter pelted them with sticks, stones and bricks. Clashes were also reported in other towns within the Indian administered area of Kashmir.

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