SRINAGAR: The people of Indian held Kashmir hoisted Pakistani flags right after Eid prayers, a demonstration to further Kashmiri cause after which the Indian security forces used baton and teargas to suppress it.
According to details, despite heavy security cover, immediately after Eid prayers, people in large numbers took to the streets in Srinagar, Islamabad, Sopore, Kishtwar, Lolab, Sogam, Bandipore, Baramulla, Pattan, Pulwama, Kulgam, Budgam, Shopian, and other areas of the territory.
The protesters shouted high-pitched slogans, Jeevee-Jeevee Pakistan, We Want Freedom, Go India Go and hosted Pakistani national flags in Srinagar,Islamabad, Sopore, Bandipore. Kishtwar and other areas. The protesters demanded that Indian troops should leave Jammu and Kashmir without any further delay.
Several people were critically injured after Indian police personnel fired teargas shells and resorted to baton charge on protestors in Sopore and other areas.
Thousands of people after Eid prayers led a march and shouted pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan slogans and hoisted Pakistan flag in Kishtwar town.
On the other hand, the authorities had placed Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Mohammad Ashraf Sehraee, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Zafar Akbar Butt, Showket Ahmad Bakshi and other leaders under house arrest. The other Hurriyet leaders and activists including Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Abdul Ahad Para, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Maulvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, Qazi Yasir Ahmad, Engineer Hilal Ahmed War, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Javaid Ahmed Mir were detained in different police stations of the territory. The action was taken to prevent these leaders from addressing public gatherings and offering Eid prayers.
Meanwhile, people slaughtered bovine to register their protest against the court ruling of banning beef in all towns, cities of the occupied territory. NNI