The police have been accused of using excessive force to disperse protesters in the Kashmir Valley, the third-largest of India’s 17 states.
On Friday, protesters and the Indian government have accused the police of using “unlawful” and “inappropriate” force against them.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers held a press conference in which they condemned “unprovoked” violence by the police and promised to hold a nationwide sit-in on Monday.
In the press conference, the prime minister said that there was a clear pattern of police using force against peaceful protesters.
“There is a clear problem of unprovoked violence and the police are being misused to crush the dissent of the people,” the prime minster said.
The Indian media has reported that police were seen throwing tear gas canisters at demonstrators and even firing rubber bullets.
“This is the third day of violent clashes with the protesters in Kashmir and this is the second day of clashes with police,” said Mohammad Asif, a member of the local assembly of the city of Srinagar.
“What the police do is very unjust.”
According to Asif and other residents, the police fired tear gas and fired rubber bullets in the streets.
“I think they are deliberately firing tear gas to cause maximum casualties to the protesters.
The riot police are shooting rubber bullets,” Asif said.
“The police are using tear gas, rubber bullets and rubber bullets.”
The government of India has also denied reports that the police used excessive force against protesters.
“It is very important to reiterate that the Indian police have used all available means to disperse the protesters,” a spokesperson for the prime ministers office said in a statement on Sunday.
“They have used tear gas.
They have used rubber bullets, and there are also rubber bullets fired.””
There was a protest in Srinag and police used teargas, rubber-bullets and live ammunition against protesters, and that is what happened,” the spokesperson added.
“We have no information that police used rubber-bombs against protesters.”
The Indian government has also blamed the protesters for the death of the two police officers in the recent riots.
In a statement, the government said the two officers were killed in a police firing on the protesters, while two others were injured.
According to the government, the protesters have also thrown stones at police.
The police have denied that they used excessive and unlawful force, claiming they fired teargas.
Earlier this week, police fired rubber-balls and tear gas at protesters who broke through the police barricades and threw stones at them.
In early November, the Indian authorities said that they had arrested some 40,000 protesters who had been camping near the Indian parliament in New Delhi.