August 11, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Indian security forces fired tear gas and shot live rounds in the air to disperse mass protests in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city Srinagar on Friday as thousands rallied against New Delhi’s stripping of the region’s autonomy, according to international media reports.
The protests erupted afternoon prayer’s on Friday, with thousands of people marching towards the centre of Srinagar ignoring a curfew imposed as part of an unprecedented security lockdown in the disputed region.
An exclusive video footage of protest was aired by Al Jazeera.
Some demonstrators were carrying black flags and placards saying “We want freedom” and “Abrogation of Article 370 is not acceptable.”
Narendra Modi led Hindutva government on Monday revoked Article 370 of India’s constitution, limiting the region’s decision-making powers and eliminating its right to its own constitution.
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