Srinagar: 30 people detained as protests continue

Srinagar: 30 people detained as protests continue
Thirty people have been detained in Kashmir as authorities attempt to keep control over protests sparked by the Indian government's decision to remove the region's autonomy, Sky News reported.

It comes two weeks after India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government revoked Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which gave the people of Jammu and Kashmir special status and privileges.

The move sparked demonstrations in Kashmir, as severe restrictions on the internet, mobile services and land line phones continue.

The detention of 30 people in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar follows the arrest of hundreds of political leaders and independence campaigners in the region.

Kashmiri youths have thrown stones at the paramilitary police currently deployed in Srinagar, according to a police source.

"These arrests have been made in the areas where there has been intensifying stone pelting in the last few days," the officer said.

India has recently taken direct control, overturning a rule that outlawed Indians outside the state from permanently settling, buying land, holding local government jobs and winning education scholarships.