17 injured as forces ‘attack’ pro-freedom rally in Pulwama

Protests in Kani Kadal Srinagar

Srinagar: As many as 17 people were injured when government forces tried to foil a pro-freedom rally at Bathnoor Lassipora in Pulwama district.

According to PTK Correspondent, the rally was marching peacefully when forced used force to disperse them leaving a dozen injured. He said forces used tear smoke shells and used lathis also.

Earlier, the residents of several adjacent villages like Trichil, Tahab, Tumlahal and Armulla alleged that the forces vandalised their homes and beat up the inmates. They said that several persons were detained by the forces in Lassipora and Tantraypora villages. (PTK)