Six persons are useless and scores injured after police clashed with protesters throughout a by-election in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Paramilitary forces fired bullets and shotgun pellets as folks protesting in opposition to Indian rule stormed polling stations close to Srinagar.
Separatist leaders had referred to as for a boycott of the vote.
Muslim-majority Kashmir is on the centre of a decades-old territorial dispute between India and Pakistan.
Each nations declare Kashmir in its entirety and management completely different components of it.
Insurgent teams in Indian-administered Kashmir have for many years referred to as for both independence or a union with Pakistan.
These teams have rejected native elections and urged voters to boycott Sunday’s ballot, which passed off after a politician resigned over what he described because the “anti-people” agenda of the Indian authorities.
Election officers reported a voter turnout of simply 6.5%.
The Indian authorities deployed tight safety forward of the polling, with 20,000 further troops despatched to the realm.
Web providers had been additionally shut down in an try to carry a peaceable ballot.