Photographer among many injured in police actions

Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, fresh incidents of braid-cutting triggered protests and clashes in Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama and Ganderbal districts.

People including women and youth took to the streets in Maisuma area of Srinagar after a woman said that braid choppers cut her hair. The protesters raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans and tried to march towards Lal Chowk. Shopkeepers downed their shutters in protest. Clashes broke out between the protesters and Indian police personnel, who fired dozens of teargas shells and pellets on the protestors injuring many including Suhail Ahmed, a photographer working with an Urdu daily. He was referred to a Srinagar hospital for treatment. The clashes later spilled over to Budshah Chowk, Habba Kadal and other parts of Srinagar triggering shutdown in many areas. The protestors said that the police were shielding the culprits. »

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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association (JKYJA) has strongly condemned the continuous clampdown of 3G and 4G mobile internet services in the territory.

The JKYJA in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the ban of internet not only heightens the state of paranoia amongst the citizens but also affects the work of journalists in occupied Kashmir. The ban on internet, it added, also attacks the livelihood of dozens of people including professional journalists whose work depends on the internet. »

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