Demos in old city, Sopore
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Jan 7: Pro-freedom protests were held in old Srinagar and Sopore town after Friday prayers today. After Friday prayers, hundreds of youth raising pro-freedom and anti-government slogans took to streets in Rajouri Kadal and Nowhatta in downtown area.
The protesters clashed with the cops and CRPF men deployed in strength in these areas.
Scores of youth also staged protests in Main Chowk of Sopore town after Friday prayers.
The protesters pelted stones on the cops and CRPF personnel, however they were chased away. Normalcy however returned in the town after an hour.
Meanwhile pro-freedom leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Shabir Ahmed Shah continued to remain under house arrest.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said that Geelani was kept under house detention on 122nd continuous day today.
“He has been stopped for the past 17 Fridays from offe ring prayers,” he said.
Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah said that he has been prevented from offering prayers for the past nine Fridays.
“I have been kept under house arrest for 29 days since release from jail,” he said.
Meanwhile, police said that the day passed off peacefully across the Valley.
“There were no reports of any untoward incident from any place. Moreover, Friday prayers also concluded peacefully throughout Kashmir Valley today,” a police spokesman said.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Jan 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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