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16 injured as protesters defy curfew in IHK

SRINAGAR: A clash between police in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) and protesters who defied a curfew to demonstrate against the arrest of a Hurriyat leader left 16 people injured Tuesday.
Masarat Alam, 44, who is known for his fiery denunciations of Delhi, was arrested by police on Monday in Srinagar, after evading capture for four months. Thousands of security forces on Tuesday implemented a strict curfew in parts of IHK to try to pre-empt protests over Alam’s arrest.
Police said in northern Baramulla district dozens of protesters defied a curfew and clashed with police. A police spokesman said “11 policemen, including three officers, and five protesters were injured during the clash”, adding that police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the demonstrators, who retaliated by hurling stones.
The situation remained “by and large normal in other parts of IHK,” the spokesman said.

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