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Thousands Protest In Srinagar

In Occupied Kashmir, thousands of people held anti-India demonstrations in Srinagar against abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by India.

Thousands of people including women and children gathered soon after Friday Prayers in Soura area of Srinagar and started protesting against New Delhi’s abrogation of territory’s special status.

However, Indian troops and police pushed back the demonstrators at Aiwa Bridge by firing bullets, pellets and teargas shells resulting in the injuring of many people.

Media reports citing a police officer suggest there were around 10,000 people at the protest in Soura. The officer said this was the biggest protest so far.

An eyewitness at the Soura hospital, where the pellet victims were admitted, said that some women and children even jumped into the water when the police used teargas and pellets against the protesters at the Aiwa Bridge.

The demonstration was the largest since the Indian authorities locked down the occupied territory since the night of august 04.