Tens of thousands of Muslim protesters gathered in Kashmir's biggest city Friday for a pro-independence rally calling for Indian authorities to leave the troubled Himalayan region. A prominent separatist leader, Mohammed Yasin Malik, was injured in the protest after police swung batons and fired tear gas at the crowd, said Altaf Khan, a spokesman for Malik's group, the Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front. It was not immediately clear how Malik was injured or how badly, but he was rushed to a hospital, Khan said. Dozens of others also sustained injuries, he added.