Anti -India Protests, Strike Continued In IOK


Anti -India protests, strike continued in IOK

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -29th Augst,2016) : Several people were injured after Indian police used brute force and fired pellets and bullets on protesters in Srinagar, Bandipore and Islamabad districts during protest strike on 52 consecutive day, today in the territory. Clashes between protesters and Indian police took place on in Dalgate, Rainawari, Nawpora and Khaniyar areas of the Srinagar while people staged protests after a 55-year old Muhammad Shafi Butt was beaten up by the Indian army at Watpora in Bandipore, KMS reported. The personnel of Rashtriya Rifles are manning Bandipora- Srinagar road.

"I was on way to Manasbal and army stopped me at least five places," a commuter said.

On the other hand, hundreds of men, women and children staged anti-India protests at Sangrama in Baramulla and Nowgam- Shahabad in Islamabad against the arrest of youth.

The protesters while shouting pro-freedom and "Go India Go" slogans demanded immediate release of the youth. Meanwhile, Indian police detained Awami Ittihaad Party leader, Engineer Rasheed ahead of his proposed anti- India protest in front of Indian Army garrison at Badambagh in Srinagar. On the other hand, shutdown continued for 52nd day, today, across valley while curfew and restrictions remained in force in some parts under the jurisdictions of police station Maharajganj and Nowhatta in Srinagar.