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A pro-freedom rally attended by thousands of people was taken out from Kunan-Poshpora in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Local Correspondent reports said that a big rally started soon after congregational Friday prayers ended in the area. Women are taking part in huge number, they said.
Meanwhile, police lifted curfew nearby town of Trehgam around 12 in the day.
Local sources claimed that village elders had asked the police to allow everyone to offer Friday prayers at Markazi Jamia Masjid Trehgam. “The demand was acceded to,” they said.
This is the first time that curfew was lifted on Friday from Trehgam after the start of current civil uprising since the killing of popular Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
The village has seen intense clashes between protestors and forces since July 09, a day after Burhan died in Kokernag area of South Kashmir on July 08, 2016 evening.
After the Friday prayers were over in different Masjids of the village, people assembled near Markazi Jamia Masjid Trehgam which resulted in a big rally.
Attended by hundreds of women, the protestors raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
“The police party that had been deployed in the fields separating Trehgam from Poshpora, to prevent this march, fired tear gas shells on protestors, however, they carried on and have just reached Trehgam,” a witness told Kashmir Life over phone.