Demonstrations rock Pampore and Pulwama
Friday, 9 Jul 2010
Srinagar: A large number of people today staged protest demonstrations at Samboora Pampore while marching towards Kakapora in Pulwama. Police, however, used force at Kakpora to disperse them.
According to reports, a large number of people assembled at Samboora this afternoon and protested the civilian killings and the on-going security siege on Kashmir. Raising pro-freedom slogans, the protesters were challenged by police and paramilitary forces at Kakpora, and lobbed tear gas shells and fired in air to disperse the protesters. As the news about the incident spread, women from surrounding areas joined the protest. Further details are awaited.
No Friday prayers offered at Jamia Masjid, Dargah
Srinagar: Police did not allow people to offer Friday congregational prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in old city and Dargah Sharief Hazratbal on city outskirts.
All the roads leading to Jamia Masjid were sealed. Policemen and paramilitary CRPF troopers asked people to stay away from Masjid, locals told Greater Kashmir over phone.
Troopers also did not allow people to assemble at Dargah Sharief for Friday prayers. “People who tried to move towards the Shrine were beaten to pulp,” locals said.