Emeutes à Srinagar – 25 novembre 2010

Mirwaiz assaulted, clashes in Old City


Thursday, 25 November 2010

Srinagar: Clashes rocked several parts of the Old City in Srinagar, considered to be a stronghold of the Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, after the news of ‘assault’ on him at a Chandigarh seminar spread here this afternoon.

Hundreds of men, women and children took to streets at Rajouri Kadal, Saraf Kadal, Gojwara, Kawdara and other areas of the old city, considered to be the bastion of Mirwaiz and staged pro-freedom and anti-India demonstrations.

Shouting “We want freedom,” “Islam Zindabad,” “Go India Go Back,” the people were protesting the assault on Mirwaiz. The protesters also blocked all the roads linking old part with rest of the city.

Later, clashes broke out between angry protesters and joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police personnel in many areas of the old city. Besides chanting slogans, the protesters pelted rocks and stones on the forces that were deployed in huge numbers. The clashes continued till late evening. However, no reports of injury to any person were received.

Clashes also broke out between protesters and forces near fruit mandi Parimpora.

“The rumor that Mirwaiz has got injured at a function in Chandigarh is totally false. The Mirwaiz is completely safe. The miscreants have been arrested,” a police spokesman said.

Clashes in Srinagar after news of assault on Mirwaiz



Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 21:10

Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Old city areas of Srinagar witnessed clashes between protesters and security forces Thursday as the news about manhandling of the moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq by Kashmiri Pandits in Chandigarh spread.

Fearing more trouble, the authorities this evening decided to impose curfew in areas falling under five police stations of the old city Friday. MORE…


~ par Alain Bertho sur 26 novembre 2010.

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