India deploys more police to occupied Kashmir

Indian authorities deployed thousands more federal police across occupied Kashmir to enforce a curfew on Tuesday after one of the worst single days of violence in two decades of freedom protests.

17 people were martryed, nearly all of them in police firing, during anti-India and Quran demonstrations in the disputed region, increasing the pressure on the government to tackle the protests that have simmered through the summer.

Heavily-armed police patrolled the streets of summer capital Srinagar on Tuesday, and loudspeakers mounted on police vehicles asked residents to stay indoors in a bid to head off more protests.

In the northern town of Baramulla stone-throwing protesters battled police early on Tuesday, according to police. But otherwise most of the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley was quiet.