Srinagar, August 11, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the residents in North Kashmir’s Khenusa village staged protests against the highhandedness of Indian Army. Villagers in Khenusa assembled on Sopore-Bandipora road to protest against an attempt by Indian Army personnel to force their entry to the residential houses.
Army men in the evening tried to enter the village to arrest some youth but villagers resisted the move. Later, Army tried to make forced entry into the houses during night which evoked protests forcing the troops to flee while resorting to aerial firing.
People also staged pro-freedom protests in Batamaloo and its adjoining Tengpora areas in Srinagar. There is huge deployment of Indian forces’ personnel in Batamaloo which witnessed intense clashes. Locals said that several youth were injured last evening due to the use of brute force by Indian troops. In Tengpora area, announcements were made on loud speakers asking people to come out to the streets.
Hundreds of people held pro-freedom protests and tried to march towards By-Pass but were disallowed by the troops and police deployed in the area. Songs eulogizing Burhan Wani and other martyrs were played on loudspeakers in Barzulla area of Srinagar.
On the other hand, alongside huge pro-freedom rallies being held in length and breadth of the territory for the past over one month, people of two Islamabad villages took out a boat rally in the river Jhelum. Hundreds of people from Uranhall and Guri villages assembled near the Jhelum bank and took out the boat rally. As the rally began, hundreds of people including men, women and children waved Pakistani flags and raised pro-freedom slogans. The boats were rowed up to six kilometre in the river. They moved back from Pazalpora in Bijbehara. Meanwhile, doctors say they have never seen eye injuries at this scale in the past.
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