Hyderpora ‘defends’ Friday protests
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 17: A day after heaving teargas shelling in Hyderpora suburb on protesters, the residents Saturday accused the police of provoking them to throw stones “by firing teargas shells when a peaceful procession was dispersing.”
A delegation from the area said after the Friday prayers they took out a “peaceful procession” which culminated at the Pirbagh Chowk.
“But the moment we turned back towards our homes, some of the cops fired teargas canisters on the peaceful protesters. This stab in the back provoked us and we couldn’t maintain our cool,” they said.
They also accused the police of breaking windowpanes of scores of houses in retaliation to the protests.
“When the government has no problems with peaceful protests, why is the police bothered?,” they added.
But the police denied the allegations saying some masked protesters snatched lathis and shields from the cops on duty there.
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