SRINAGAR - In occupied Kashmir , people staged forceful demonstrations in Srinagar and other major towns, today, against surge in the killing of youth by Indian troops in the territory.
Call for the demonstration was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership.
People took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Shopian, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla and other areas raising high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
Indian troops and police personnel fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters at various places, injuring many of them.
People also offered funeral prayers in absentia in Srinagar, Pampore, Shopian and other areas for the martyrs.
The puppet authorities had imposed restrictions in many areas of Srinagar to prevent people from staging demonstrations. Juma prayers could not be held at the historic Jamia Masjid due to restrictions.