Demonstrations, clashes mark resistance day in IoK

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ISLAMABAD: Resistance Day, today, was marked by forceful anti-India demonstrations by people and use of brute force on protesters by Indian police and troops in the Indian occupied territory.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), call for observance of the Resistance Day was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to protest against the surge in innocent killings by Indian troops in the territory.

The puppet authorities deployed Indian police and troops in strength in all major towns to thwart the demonstrations.

However, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipore, Sopore, Palhallan, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Kupwara and other areas and shouted pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans.

They also waved Pakistani flags. Indian police fired pellets and teargas and PAVA shells to disperse the protesters in Srinagar, Sopore, Islamabad, Pulwama and other areas, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the police personnel.

Several people were injured in the police action. The authorities kept Hurriyet leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza andQazi Yasir under house arrest or in custody to stop them from leading the protests. They were not even allowed to offer Juma prayers.

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