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Thousands of Kashmiri people including women,children and elderly persons protested against New Delhi’s action of abrogating special status of the occupied territory.

this young Kashmiri lady victim of Indian army please raise your voice against human rights violations in the occupied Indian Kashmir.

Reported by: The Voice of UK(SRINAGAR India) Defying stringent curfew, thousands of people including women, children and elderly persons gathered in Soura area of Srinagar soon after Juma congregational prayers, yesterday, and protested against New Delhi’s action of abrogating special status of the occupied territory.Scores of people were injured when Indian troops and police used brute force against thousands of protesters in Srinagar, Kashmir Media Service reported on Saturday.A police officer confirmed that there were around 10,000 people at the protest in Soura.The protesters raised high-pitched slogans like “We want freedom”, “Go India go back” and “Indian Constitution unacceptable”. Indian troops and police pushed back the demonstrators at Aiwa Bridge by firing bullets, pellets and teargas shells resulting in the injuring of many people.Some women and children even jumped into the river when the police used teargas and pellets against the protesters at the Aiwa bridge.Moreover, the BBC correspondent, Geeta Pandey, who travelled for two days around occupied Kashmir, has painted a grim picture during her visit. She wrote that Khanyar is the heart of Srinagar city but to get there, they passed through half a dozen road blocks.She said, “As we come across yet another barricade, I get out of my car to take some photos. A few men emerge from a laneway to complain about living under what to many feels like a siege. “This is extreme thuggery on the authorities’ part,” says an elderly member of the group.”A Police officer, who requested anonymity since he is not authorized to speak to the media, said that political detentions in the wake of the Modi government’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special rights were continuing.“Over 500 people are now arrested since Sunday,” he said, including former chief ministers, ministers, lawmakers and leaders and workers from political parties and separatist groups.

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