Traffic restored on Kashmir highway as people end protest


Traffic was restored on Srinagar-Jammu highway as the people and drivers ended their protest against alleged thrashing of a sumo driver in Harnag area of Islamabad district.

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Reports said that the locals and drivers called off their protest after top police officials assured an inquiry into the incident. “There is no protest, the road is clear and traffic is plying smoothly,” an eyewitness said.

Earlier, A sumo driver identified as Heemo, from Kulgam district, bearing a vehicle registration number JK03 7476 was on way at Srinagar-Jammu Highway in Hernag, when he was allegedly beaten up by the Ist RR army personnel, resulting into his head injuries.

The injured driver was soon rushed to District Hospital Islamabad for the treatment and is said to be stable now.

Soon after the incident the locals of the area took the streets and protested against the alleged harassment. The youth pelted government forces with stones and forces retaliated by firing tear gas smoke shells to disperse them. The protests led to the closure of traffic movement for hours at Srinagar Jammu. However, the road is clear for the traffic movement now.


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