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    Posted on Sep 26, 2012

    9 Disturbing Images Of A Clash Between Policewomen And Protesters

    Paramedic students in Kashmir staged a sit-in today to protest their grades. So policewomen beat them with batons (warning: some images are graphic).


    Fayaz Kabli / Reuters

    The students, all female, wanted their exams re-graded after 5,000 of 7,000 students failed.


    Fayaz Kabli / Reuters

    They held a sit-in outside the health department office in the city of Srinagar.


    Fayaz Kabli / Reuters

    They blocked the gate.


    Fayaz Kabli / Reuters

    Policewomen used batons to break up the protest. India has established a number of all-female police stations and squads that deal with issues from dowry-related violence to female drunk drivers.


    Fayaz Kabli / Reuters

    A policewoman looks on from inside a police car.


    Fayaz Kabli / Reuters

    At least one student was injured.


    Fayaz Kabli / Reuters


    Fayaz Kabli / Reuters


    Fayaz Kabli / Reuters

    Policewomen in Srinagar were also called in to arrest protesters from the group Daughters of the Muslim Faith last week, when they protested against the film "Innocence of Muslims."

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