Srinagar 23 April:Indian police subjected peaceful protestors to brute force and beat up photojournalists in Srinagar.
The police used batons and teargas shells to disperse a pro-freedom procession when people raising pro-freedom slogans tried to march from Jamia Masjid towards Lal Chowk.
The protesters were intercepted by a huge contingent of police and paramilitary personnel near Nowhata Chowk. “Police resorted to baton charge and fired tear smoke canisters to disperse the protesters, who retaliated with stones triggering clashes,” witnesses told media men.
A local photojournalist said that a senior police official ordered his subordinates to beat the media-persons. “The policemen prevented us from discharging our professional duty during the protest,” another photojournalists said.
On the other hand complete shutdown was observed in Baramulla town, today, to mark the third martyrdom anniversary of two Mujahideen commanders, Tanveer Ahmed Khan and Imtiyaz Ahmed Zargar. Indian police subjected the participants of a pro-freedom procession to brute force and beat up photojournalists near Nowhata Chowk in Srinagar.
A constable of Indian police and a member of so-called Village Defence Committee committed suicide inside the staff quarter at Kupwara police station and in Chapda area of Rajouri. This raised the number of such deaths amongst the Indian troops and police personnel in the occupied territory to 216 since January 2007.-Agencies