Indian Kashmir town under curfew for second day after clashes
SRINAGAR, India (AFP) - A town in the south of Indian Kashmir was under curfew for a second day Saturday after two people were killed and dozens wounded in Hindu-Muslim clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said.
Stores and buildings were torched in the clashes on Friday, which erupted in Kishtwar town, 150 km southeast of Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar after prayers marking the end of Ramadan.
The violence broke out when several hundred Muslims staged a march and shouted slogans attacking India and shouting "We want freedom" and were attacked by Hindus who objected to the demonstration.
"Two people died in the clashes and 23 were injured. An indefinite curfew is in force," police inspector general Rajesh Kumar told AFP.