In occupied Kashmir dozens of freedom lovers were injured in Srinagar when Indian policemen and paramilitary troops resorted to brute force to disperse demonstrators, who were protesting peacefully against the blasphemous sketches of Islamic religious places on undergarments.
People took to the streets at Nowhatta and the adjoining localities including Rajouri Kadal, Gojwara and Hawal and staged demonstrations. They were shouting ‘We want Freedom’ and slogans against India.
The police stopped the demonstrators at Khayam Chowk when they tried to march towards Lal Chowk. The police fired several shots in the air, burst smoke shells and resorted to baton charge, triggering clashes between protesters and the police. Later, the clashes spread to Nowpora, Khayam, Rainawari, Dalgate, Maisuma and Koker Bazar areas. At least thirty persons were injured in the police action.