SRINAGAR (AFP) - At least two-dozen people including 12 policemen were hurt Tuesday in Indian-occupied Kashmir when police clashed with residents mourning the deaths of two freedom fighters, officials said. The violence erupted south of Srinagar after thousands joined the funeral of one of two freedom fighters killed in a gunbattle the previous day. Over two dozen people were injured, 12 of them policemen, the officer said, adding four of the demonstrators suffered bullet wounds when police opened fire after being pelted with stones. Police had used teargas and batons in an attempt to disperse the mourners who were chanting we want freedom and Allah is great, said locals near Kulgam town, 70km south of Srinagar. The marchers defied a ban on demonstrations in the Kashmir valley, said the officer, who asked not to be named. Anti-India sentiments run deep in the Kashmir valley and Kashmiris have been attending funerals of two freedom fighters in big numbers.