SRINAGAR - Kashmiri youth particularly students, including female students, defied the curfew and restrictions and staged anti-India protests at many places including Kashmir University, University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and National institute of Technology in Srinagar and Sopore.
They raised anti-India, pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans.
Clashes were reported between protesters and Indian troops in Drugmulla and Bumhama areas of Kupwara district.
An anti-India protest demonstration was held at Wangpora in Srinagar. The protesters raised slogans ‘Stop Bloodshed in Kashmir’ and ‘Stop Genocide of Kashmiris.’ Occupied Kashmir , complete shutdown was observed today (Thursday) against the martyrdom of four civilians and injuries to many in the indiscriminate firing by Indian troops on protesters in Khudwani area of Kulgam district yesterday (Wednesday).
Call for the strike was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. All shops and business establishments were closed while traffic was off the road.
The puppet authorities had imposed curfew and other restrictions in all major cities and towns of the Valley including Kulgam and Srinagar.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown will be observed in Kishtwar district of Jammu region tomorrow (Friday) to express solidarity with the families of four civilians martyred by Indian troops in in Kulgam district.
Call for the strike has been given by Imam of Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kichloo.