Srinagar, August 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, dozens of women including the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Aasiya Andrabi, were injured today when Indian armed forces fired teargas shells to quell a women march in south Kashmir’s Tral town.
Raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans, the women protested on the streets carrying Pakistani flags. Aasiya Andrabi had defied curfew and restrictions and managed to reach Tral to lead the rally, as part of the referendum march, call for which was jointly given by the Hurriyet leadership.
In another incident, at least a dozen people were injured in Malangpora area of Pulwama district after armed forces used force on participants of a rally. The rally was taken out as part of Referendum March, call for which was jointly given by the Hurriyet leadership.
On the other hand, several pro-Pakistan rallies were held in Kodwani and Batpora areas of Kulgam and Islamabad to commemorate the Pakistan Independence day, today.
Thousands of people attended both the rallies which also saw waving of several Pakistani flags. They said Pakistani flags were also hoisted on many telecommunication towers and buildings in other areas of south Kashmir.
The authorities arrested the Chairman of Hurriyet Forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, when he tried to lead the referendum march towards Lal Chowk, today. The Mirwaiz came out of his residence and staged sit-in at Nigeen. The participants of the protest were carrying banners reading “Go India Go Back.” Later, when the Mirwaiz tried to march towards Lal Chowk, he was arrested by police and was lodged at Nigeen Police Station.
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