Police cane-charge PDP workers in Jammu; 9 hurt
SYED AMJAD SHAH
Jammu, Feb 22: At least nine Peoples Democratic Party workers sustained injuries when police resorted to cane charge and fired tear smoke shelling to disperse them after they took out a demonstration to highlight the `government’s failure in mitigating the sufferings of masses’.
Eyewitnesses told Greater Kashmir that PDP leaders accompanied by their supporters started marching towards Prem Nagar Chowk, where the party was scheduled to hold demonstration. However, police stopped most of the procession in the outskirts of Jammu city.
Despite strict security arrangements, hundreds of PDP leaders, however, managed to reach Prem Nagar area along Tawi River and started raising anti-government slogans.
The protestors were soon joined by the party president, Mehbooba Mufti and other party legislators.
The PDP workers clashed with police which tried to stop them from joining the protestor rally.
Police chased away the party workers and managed to disperse them, but some PDP leaders led by Mehbooba managed to reach Viveka Nand Chowk.
The dispersed workers soon joined the sit-in and later the demonstration marched towards Danis Chowk, while police was watching helplessly.
Later addressing the party workers, Mehbooba held National Conference responsible for the increasing rights violations across Valley.
She alleged that innocent youth were being killed by the forces without any reason while government was resorting to brute force to curb the voice of masses.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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