Thousands attend pro-freedom rally in Sopore

Mohammad Abu Bakar

Srinagar: A mammoth gathering of Muslims was seen offering congregational Friday prayers in north Kashmir Sopore town today.

Thousands of people from adjoining areas of Reban Rafiabad today assembled at Reban Ground to offer Friday congregational prayers. Soon after prayers, people took out a peaceful protest rally shouting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans from Reban to Nowpora, Sopore, sources said.

Photo by: Mohammad Abu Bakar

Women folk were seen offering water to people in the procession.

Photo by: Mohammad Abu Bakar

Residents of Sopore town assembled at Jamia Masjid, Sopore to offer Friday prayers. Later, took out a peaceful protest rally. Police, however, fired teargas shells and pellets to disperse the protesters injuring several youths, eye witnesses said.

Photo by: Mohammad Abu Bakar

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