Tear gas fired on women protesting film in Kashmir
SRINAGAR (AP) - Police have clamped a day-long curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city and chased away protesters opposing an anti-Islam film produced in the United States (US).
Authorities in the region also temporarily blocked cell phone and Internet services to prevent viewing the film clips.
In Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, police fired tear gas to disperse nearly 30 women who were marching on Friday under the banner of the radical Islamic women's group Dukhtaran-e-Millat chanting "Down with the US."
A police officer said scores of protesters were chased away at two other places in the city. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to reporters.