In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Pulwama district, causing immense inconvenience to the local people.
The troops cordoned off Bellow and its adjoining areas in district and started house-to-house searches. People took to the streets and staged forceful demonstrations against the operation. Indian police and troops fired teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, triggering clashes between the protesters and the forces’ personnel. The operation and clashes were going on when reports last came in.—KMS