Kashmiri protestors clash with Indian security forces near a polling station in Srinagar on April 9, 2017

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The previous 12 months has seen a surge in unrest and violence in Indian-administered Kashmir

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.

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About 20,000 further Indian troops had been deployed for the by-election

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.