Indian police admits injuring of protesters during demos

Srinagar, August 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police confirmed, today, that some people sustained pellet injuries during protests in Srinagar over the week-end.

Earlier this week, Governor Satya Pal Malik had denied foreign media reports of massive demonstrations in the Kashmir valley. Zeroing on the reports, the opposition Congress had demanded that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “come clean” on the matter.

Insisting that the situation has been “totally under control”, senior police officer Munir Khan today said, “There have been localised incident in various parts of Srinagar and other areas, which have been contained, dealt with locally. There has been no major injury to anyone. There have been a few pellet injuries, who were treated and sent back.”

Occupied Kashmir has been under an unprecedented curfew and prohibitory orders banning large gatherings since August 4 – a day before the Indian government announced that it has withdrawn special status for the territory and will bifurcate it into two union territories. Telephone and internet was blacked out and key pro-India politicians, including former puppet Chief Ministers, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were placed under arrest.

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