Protests intensify across Kashmir, after Hurriyat get ‘full mandate’

Srinagar: Just a day after joint Hurriyat leadership got full mandate from other stakeholders comprising transporters, traders, hoteliers and others, protests have intensified across the valley giving a new impetus to the ongoing unrest that started on July 8.

Fresh clashes triggered between security forces and protesters in Tahab village of Pulwama district today. Tahab was almost calm over the weeks. The clashes erupted early morning after forces did not allow people to hold pro-freedom protests and used force against them. After that people raised anti-Indian and pro-freedom slogans which led to intense clashes between the locals and government leaving several injured, sources said.

Meanwhile, at Aglar village in Shopian district, government forces resorted to heavy force and tear gas shells against the people who were marching towards the village in the backdrop of the separatists “Aglar Chalo call”, locals said. They also alleged forces of damaging their houses.

In central Kashmir’s Kangan area of Ganderbal, people raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. However, SDPO Kangan Shah Umar said no protests took place in Kangan.

As many as 94 civilians have died and over 15,000 injured during the current unrest in Kashmir valley which erupted on July 8, after the killing of Hizbul Mujahedeen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security in South Kashmir. (PTK)

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