Image of Asia: Deterring protesters in Kashmir

The Associated Press
August 21, 2014
Colored water from a police water cannon hits Kashmiri government employees as they shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Aug 21, 2014. Police used force to disperse Kashmiri government employees during the protest demanding regularization of contractual jobs and a hike in salary. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

In this photo by Mukhtar Khan, police spray colored water at Kashmir government employees who are protesting for better job conditions in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. The protesters are demanding more pay and a regular status for contract workers. Protests are common in Indian Kashmir, where many residents oppose Indian rule, and police have often used colored water to identify protesters and deter them by ruining their clothes.


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