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Restrictions, protests continue on 68th day

Srinagar, September 14, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, curfew and other restrictions imposed by authorities and protest demonstrations by people continued in all the ten districts of Kashmir valley for the 68th consecutive day, today.

The occupation authorities had made every arrangement to thwart the call by the united resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to occupy highways and main district roads from Banihal to Uri. Aim of the call was to protest against unabated civilian killings and remind the international community its responsibility towards resolving the Kashmir dispute.

The authorities had sealed several areas of Srinagar including Lal Chowk and Gupkar road. Indian paramilitary forces and police personnel were deployed in strength and aerial vehicles, drones and choppers were pressed into service for surveillance. All internet facilities and mobile phone services remained snapped.

Hundreds of people defying restrictions staged protests against the killing of a 25-year old Mansoor Ahmad Lone at Hardshiva in Sopore. Locals said the boy had gone missing following a raid by Indian forces in the area, yesterday. Body of the youth was recovered from a paddy field. Protests marked with clashes erupted in Bandipora town after an attack on a police officer’s vehicle. Forces resorted to tear smoke shelling to disperse the protesters. Dozens of people were injured in the two towns. Earlier, people in large numbers visited the house of Mustafa Mir who was martyred by Indian troops in the town, yesterday. The residents of Wadwan and adjoining villages in Badgam marched towards the home of Javaid Ahmed Dar who died over a month after being hit by a bullet during clashes in Narbal.

On the other hand, an angry crowd set ablaze a showroom of the District President of Bhartiya Janata Party in the main market in Bandipora town.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736

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