Friday, September 11, 2015

Kashmir valley protests on beef ban, animals slaughtered

Srinagar: A day after controversy erupted in Jammu and Kashmir as a Court order asked government to enforce ban on beef, protesters defied the order slaughtering cows in presence of government forces. Moreover, protest demonstrations were held at many places across Kashmir region, call for which was given by senior separatist leaders.
In a bid to thwart protest marches, authorities had already arrested or placed many pro-freedom leaders under house detention.Central Kashmir: Number of protest demonstrations against the Court order were reported from State’s summer capital Srinagar.
Violent clashes broke out in old Srinagar city in Nowhatta, Gojwara and Kawdara areas after Friday’s congregational prayers. Police used tear smoke shells to disperse angry protesters who were protesting against the beef ban order.
Reports said that amid pro-freedom and anti-RSS slogans, protesters waved Pakistani flags and hurled stones on government forces. Intense shelling created panic in the area. Several CRPF vehicles were damaged after protesters attacked them with stones.
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