Protests mount in Indian Kashmir clampdown

SRINAGAR, India (AFP) – Kashmir has seen an average of nearly 20 protests per day against Indian rule over the last six weeks despite a security lockdown to quell unrest, a senior government source has told AFP.

Tensions remain high in the disputed Himalayan region after New Delhi’s controversial decision last month to revoke the territory’s decades old semi-autonomous status.

Despite a curfew, movement restrictions and the severe curtailment of Internet and mobile phone services, public demonstrations against India – mostly in the largest city Srinagar – have been constant, the source told AFP late Saturday.