CONTINUING PROTESTS IN THE VALLEY...
CONTINUING PROTESTS IN THE VALLEY LEAVE 42 INJURED
Srinagar August 14:
Forty two persons were injured including 23 in police firing at various places in Kashmir, as demonstrations continued across the city over the economic blockade of the valley by Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti in Jammu.
Four persons received bullet injuries when CRPF personnel opened fire on a group of protesters being chased by police in Delow village of Rajpora area in Pulwama distict, official sources said. The protesters were engaged in clashes with police when the latter fired tear smoke shells to chase them away. As the protestors were retreating into the village, CRPF personnel from nearby camp opened fire on them, injuring four of them.
Three of the injured have been referred to a hospital here in critical condition, the sources said. Police and paramilitary forces opened fire at Kralkhud area of the city, injuring six persons, two of them critically, they said. The group of agitators had tried to dismantle a bunker of CRPF in Kralkhud area, promting the law enforcing agencies to open fire, the sources said.
The protesters fought pitched battles with the security personnel prompting the latter to open fire in which five persons were injured at Habbakadal in the city, they said. The injured where shifted to hospital where condition of one of the injured, Tanveer Ahmad of Tankipora locality, was stated to be critical.
In Bemina, one person was injured when CRPF personnel opened fire on a group of protesters, the sources said, adding the mob then set afire the building of Srinagar Development Authority.