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Indian police use water cannons to control protesters

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Kashmiri government employees are sprayed with purple colored water by Indian police to disperse a protest in Srinagar on May 9.

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Indian police in Srinagar on May 9 used a water cannon and batons to disperse hundreds of government employees while detaining dozens as they attempted to reach the civil secretariat.

Indian police in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, detained dozens of government employees, used water cannons to control protestors and resorted to baton charging during a protest on May 9.

The government employees were demanding an increase in the retirement age from 58 to 60 and the release of arrears.

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