Police in Kashmir clash with hundreds protesting Bhutto's assassination

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir clashed Friday with hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators protesting the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, police said. Police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators who took to the streets in Srinagar, the main city of India's Jammu-Kashmir state, before Friday prayers, said police officer Sajad Ahmed. The protesters hurled rocks at police and chanted "We want freedom" and "Long live Pakistan" when police tried to stop them from holding a demonstration. Many in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region, which is divided between India and Pakistan, want independence from mostly Hindu India or a union with mainly Muslim Pakistan.