Over 100 injured as protesters torch building in IHK
SRINAGAR (92 News) – Indian security forces have on Sunday injured more than 100 people when the clashes broke out in Kashmir's Shopian district with protesters setting ablaze a building while curfew remained clamped in parts of the Valley on a day the all-party delegation was here on a two-day visit aimed at restoring peace in the Valley. Protesters in Kashmir’s Anantnag district and Pinjora village in Shopian took to the streets a day after another youngster was killed in Indian police action in Kashmir’s Qazigund, prompting security forces to fire tear smoke shells and pellets. Over 150 people were injured in firing of pellets and bullets by Indian troops on protesters in Shopian, this morning. Agitated people set newly built DC office on fire. The Indian police personnel and paramilitary forces used brute force on participants of a pro-freedom rally in Penjoora village of Shopian, this morning. Forces used heavy tear smoke shells and indiscriminate pellets on the protesters injuring over 100 people, many of them critically. On the other hand, several persons were injured in Islamabad district, after Indian armed forces used force on an anti-India and pro-freedom rally in Fatapora Larkipora. Reports about rallies and forceful anti-India protests are coming from other areas as well. As many as 15 persons were injured and many arrested as government forces a tried to foil a freedom rally at Drubgam, area of Pulwama district. The forces vandalised the venue of a proposed rally and beat whosoever came in their way. However, people came on streets to protests against highhandedness of the men in uniform. Pellets were also fired on them. Normal life in the Valley was paralyzed for the 58th day as restrictions continued in the rest of the Valley which has been hit by violence since the killing of Burhan Wani in July.