KL NEWS NETWORK
At least five persons were injured in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area on Tuesday evening.
Local reports said that intense clashes erupted early today which continued for whole day.
Stone pelting amid pro-freedom slogans were going on in the evening when forces resorted to tear gas and pellet firing, locals said.
“Five persons were hit by pellets who were rushed to SMHS Hospital for treatment,” locals said.
The locals said that the forces went berserk in the area damaging the private property and vehicles.
Meanwhile, reports coming Barzulla area said youths erupted in protests soon after Zuhr Namaz today.
“Roads leading to Tengpora By-Pass have been blocked by youths while forces have spread concertina wires from B&J Hospital side,” Correspondent reports said.
“Stone pelting continued till late this evening while forces chased protestors deep inside the area,” reports said.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Press Photographers Association (KPAA) Tuesday condemned the attack on a photojournalist, Danish Ismail’s residence at Batamaloo in Srinagar and condemned the action of a policeman who used abuse language against The Kashmir Monitor photojournalist, Umar Ganaie, and “Who threw a big rock at him” while he was performing his professional duties at Batamaloo.
KPPA condemned the action of police and CRPF for ransacking the house of the photojournalist by smashing window panes.
KPPA said, “Danish was not at his home when Police and CRPF men pelted stones at his house, causing panic among the inmates and resulting in his wife getting fainted.”
KPPA also condemned the action of a policeman who used abuse language against The Kashmir Monitor photojournalist, Umar Ganaie.
KPPA “warned: police not to harass photojournalists while they are dispatching their professional duties.