Use of brute force on mourners in occupied Kashmir widely denounced

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and Hurriyet leaders have condemned the restrictions and the use of brute force by Indian forces on the participants of Muharram processions.


The leaders in their statements in Srinagar also denounced the continued crackdown on pro-freedom leaders, activists and young boys.

Meanwhile, the Ashura Muharram processions could not be taken out yesterday due to stringent curfew and a 27-year-old official ban on them.

Police detained several mourners after subjecting them to brute force and teargas shelling near BSNL Exchange headquarters in Srinagar when they tried to take out processions.

On the other hand, dozens of people including women were injured when Indian police fired pellets on protesters in Bandipora, Sopore, Pampore, Tral and other areas of the territory.