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Kashmir students clash with Indian troops; many injured

  • A Kashmiri student throws a chair on Indian policemen as they clash in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, April 17, 2017. The clashes on Monday began in Srinagar when hundreds of college students took to the streets to protest a police raid in a college in southern Pulwama town over the weekend, in which at least 50 students were injured. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    A Kashmiri student throws a chair on Indian policemen as they clash in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, April 17, 2017. The clashes on Monday began in Srinagar when hundreds of college students took to the streets to protest a police raid in a college in southern Pulwama town over the weekend, in which at least 50 students were injured. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Indian policeman throws tear smoke shell on protesting Kashmiri students as they clash in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, April 17, 2017. The clashes on Monday began in Srinagar when hundreds of college students took to the streets to protest a police raid in a college in southern Pulwama town over the weekend, in which at least 50 students were injured. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    An Indian policeman throws tear smoke shell on protesting Kashmiri students as they clash in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, April 17, 2017. The clashes on Monday began in Srinagar when hundreds of college students took to the streets to protest a police raid in a college in southern Pulwama town over the weekend, in which at least 50 students were injured. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kashmiri students throw stones on Indian policemen as they clash in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, April 17, 2017. The clashes on Monday began in Srinagar when hundreds of college students took to the streets to protest a police raid in a college in southern Pulwama town over the weekend, in which at least 50 students were injured. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Kashmiri students throw stones on Indian policemen as they clash in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, April 17, 2017. The clashes on Monday began in Srinagar when hundreds of college students took to the streets to protest a police raid in a college in southern Pulwama town over the weekend, in which at least 50 students were injured. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

Dozens of people have been injured in anti-India protests and clashes between Kashmiri students and government forces in the disputed Himalayan region.

The clashes on Monday began in the region's key city of Srinagar when hundreds of college students took to the streets to protest a police raid in a college in southern Pulwama town over the weekend, in which at least 50 students were injured.

The protests soon spread to several colleges in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir, leading to pitched battles between rock-throwing students and government forces, who fired shotgun pellets and tear gas.

Kashmiris have been seething with anger since April 9 when eight people were killed by government troops during clashes on a polling day for India's parliament seat.