Protesters subjected to brute force in Srinagar, several injured

Srinagar, March 05, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, several people were injured when Indian police used brute force to disperse peaceful protesters in Srinagar, today. The youth staged pro-freedom and anti-India protests after Friday prayers, today, outside the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. The protesters raised high-pitched slogans like “We want freedom”, “Jeevey Jeevey Pakistan” and “Pakistan Zindabad”.

The demonstrators were holding the pictures of Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was placed under house arrest once again. The occupation authorities had eased restrictions on his movement, yesterday, after almost 20 months and he was expected to deliver Friday sermon at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, after 82 weeks. The Mirwaiz was placed under house detention on August 04, 2019 a day before the Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed the Kashmir’s special status and imposed military siege in the territory.

Indian police fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters causing injuries to several people including a journalist. The clashes between protesters and Indian police were going on till last reports came in. Meanwhile, unidentified persons hurled a grenade on the Indian paramilitary personnel in Bus Stand in Kupwara district. However, the grenade did not explode. Soon after the incident, Indian troops and police personnel cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to nab the attackers.

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