Scattered protests after Friday prayers

first_imgSrinagar: The situation in Kashmir’s main city and the rest of the Valley remained mostly peaceful on Friday except for scattered protests after the afternoon prayers, officials said as authorities imposed fresh restrictions to ward off trouble. About 300 people protested in Soura on the outskirts of Srinagar city after the Friday prayers. However, the crowds were dispersed with security forces making repeated announcements and a ‘mild lathi charge’, the officials said. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Restrictions in several parts of Srinagar and other places in the Valley were reimposed after posters issued by separatists came up, calling on people to march to the local United Nations military observer group (UNMOGIP) office, they said. In the posters, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JLR) of the separatists asked people to march to the UNMOGIP office to voice their protest against the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. The separatists claimed the Centre’s move to scrap Article 370 is an attempt to change the demography of the state.last_img

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