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Kashmir protesters take to streets

Tear gas and pellet guns have been used to quell thousands of stone-throwing protesters who took to the streets after special Eid prayers in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

A police officer said dozens of protesters, police and paramilitary officers were injured in the clashes at several places in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian part of Kashmir.

Authorities put several separatist leaders under house arrest to stop them leading the protesters on the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the fasting month of Ramadan.

Anti-India feelings run deep in Kashmir, where about a dozen rebel groups have been fighting against Indian rule since 1989.

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