We have confirmed ground reports of violence and stone pelting in the Kasmir Valley. Our associates in the valley have informed us that the Kashmiri stone pelters have started their ugly actions again. This was just after the Friday prayers earlier today.
Clashes erupted between government security forces and the stone pelters in Trehgam area of Kupwara district. Heavy stone pelting is going on police use tear shells to disperse them. According to locals, after the Friday prayers, some youth had assembled near Jamia Masjid, Trehgam. They chanted anti-India slogans. After that, they immediately resorted to stone pelting by 5 pm. No injury or loss has been reported.
Stone pelters disturb Nowhatta too!
Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in Nowhatta area of Srinagar city, police said.
A police officer has informed us that groups of stone pelters indulged in sloganeering and stone pelting on security forces in Nowhatta soon after the Friday congregational prayers ended at Jamia Masjid here. The security agencies retaliated with tear/smoke shells in a bid to chase them away. As per the latest reports, the clashes are still going on. However, there have been no injuries so far.
Since they are our own citizens, we are not in a position to use force against them. As a result, the government is helpless before these Kashmiri stone pelters. As a result, the security forces and the Indian Army have to exercise restraint despite facing heavy flak from them.
Here are the latest images of the incidents: