Indian authorities impose curfew, restrictions in occupied Kashmir
SRINAGAR: Indian authorities imposed curfew in Nowhatta area of occupied Kashmir and stringent restrictions in other parts of Srinagar city, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported on Saturday.
As per details, the actions were taken by the authorities in a bid to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the injuring of detainees at Srinagar Central Jail by Indian forces’ personnel.
Protests erupted in the Central Jail last evening after the rumors about shifting of some inmates to the prisons outside the Kashmir valley spread. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells on the protesting detainees, injuring several of them. Three barracks and a building suffered damages amid a number of blasts inside the jail, KMS said.
A day earlier, the occupation authorities also sealed historic Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta in Srinagar and barred people from offering Juma prayers.
The authorities placed the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who delivers weekly Friday sermon at the historic mosque, under house arrest.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a statement strongly denounced the use of force on prisoners.