Post-Friday Protests Erupt In Baramulla, KU; Cop Hurt

KL Report


Protests erupted in some parts of Kashmir Valley after Friday congregational prayers in response to call given by Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani against the “illegal detention” of two persons in Gool, Ramban who, according to Hurriyat were implicated in false case.

Reports reaching a local news agency, GNS revealed that scores of youth took to streets near Bus Stand in Baramulla soon after the Friday prayers. “However Police and CRPF men deployed in the area dispersed the protesting people.”

A minor stone pelting clash was also reported near Police Station Baramulla and its adjoining areas, reports said, adding that a police constable identified as Sunil Sharma (belt no. 833) of IRP 13 battalion was injured after hit by a stone.

“Police exercised maximum restraint and chased away the stone-pelters,” a Police official told GNS.

Meanwhile, Students at the University of Kashmir also held protest demonstrations in backdrop of October 27, termed as “Black Day” in Kashmir, the day India landed its forces in the state.

As per reports received by GNS, soon after the prayers, scores of KU students assembled outside university Mosque and held anti-India and pro-freedom protests in the campus.

“The students holding black flag and placards during the protest marched towards Sir Syed Gate,” reports said, adding that authorities didn’t allow them to move ahead.

“27th October – Black Day, A day of aggression and occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India” read one of the placards, witnesses told GNS.

Pertinently, Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani had called for state-wide protest demonstrations after Friday prayers and had demanded immediate arrest of BSF personnel involved in civilian killing in Gool incident.


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