Scores injured after Indian forces attack protestors in Srinagar


NIA arrests Engineer Rasheed in IOK
Scores of people were injured when Indian troops and police used brute force against thousands of protesters in Srinagar, Kashmir Media Service reported on Saturday.
Defying stringent curfew, thousands of people including women, children and elderly persons gathered in Soura area of Srinagar soon after Juma congregational prayers, and protested against New Delhi’s action of abrogating special status of the occupied territory.
A police officer confirmed that there were around 10,000 people at the protest in Soura.
The protesters raised high-pitched slogans like “We want freedom”, “Go India go back” and “Indian Constitution unacceptable”. Indian troops and police pushed back the demonstrators at Aiwa Bridge by firing bullets, pellets and teargas shells resulting in the injuring of many people.
Some women and children even jumped into the river when the police used teargas and pellets against the protesters at the Aiwa bridge.
Manwhile, the sleuths of India’s National Investigation Agency arrested former member of the so-Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdul Rasheed, late Friday night. The two-time MLA from Langate area of Kupwara is the first pro-India politician to have been arrested by the NIA in a case filed against him charging him of supporting the militancy in the territory and providing funds for the purpose.
The communication blackout continued on the 6th consecutive day, Saturday, as the authorities kept the internet and telephone links snapped and imposed strict restrictions on media.

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