Forces thrash traders, pedestrians in Pulwama


After forces allegedly thrashed some shopkeepers and pedestrians in the town, Pulwama traders on Thursday called for two day shutdown in the town

Students protest and clashes were reported from Central, North and South Kashmir on Thursday, injuring several students.

Reports from Pulwama district said that students of Mehjoor Memorial Higher Secondary School and Degree College resorted to massive stone-pelting, while some of the protesting student’s pelted stones on the nearby police station.

Forces fired tear-gas and pava shells to disperse the protesting students.

Amid pro-freedom slogans, students tried to take out a march that was not allowed by the police.

Soon after the clashes, according to eyewitnesses, forces thrashed shopkeepers and pedestrians.

Traders Body of Pulwama alleged that shopkeepers were abused and manhandled by Forces without any provocation. Traders also alleged that vehicles were also damaged by forces.

Taking strong note of the Forces highhandedness, traders body Pulwama announced that they will observe two days shutdown against the Forces action.

“We demand action against those men in uniform who target shopkeepers and civilians without any reason,” the traders demanded.

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