WPR issue: Valley shuts on ‘resistance leadership’ call

KL News Network

Srinagar

Kashmir valley Friday observed complete shutdown against the issuance of domicile certificates to West Pakistan refugees.

The call for shutdown was given by the joint resistance leadership.

The valley roads wore a deserted look as all the shops, petrol pumps, business establishments remained closed as a mark of protest against the government move.

As soon as the Friday prayers ended in the mosques, people at various places took to streets and staged protests against the government move and demanded immediate halt to the issuing of domicile certificates to WPRs.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leaders assembled at Abi Guzar and staged protest. The protesters were chanting anti-government slogans.

Similar reports of protests were reported from several other areas.

Meanwhile, reports of clashes between youth and government forces were reported in several areas as well.

Reports said that after Friday prayers, clashes erupted between youth and forces in several areas including Tral, Sopore, Batamaloo, Nowhatta and other areas. Forces used tear gas canisters to disperse the youth who were throwing stones at them.

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