Police cane-charge violent protestors in SrinagarMay 29th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, May 29 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir police had to resort to cane-charging on Friday to quell violent separatists staging a protest rally against recent attacks by the Taliban militants in Pakistan.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a hard-liner Kashmiri leader, who favours conditional accession of Kashmir to Pakistan, courted arrest amid the protestors shouting anti-government slogans.
Police had to fire tear gas shells to disperse the agitating protestors.
Meanwhile, Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), who is currently under house arrest, said that the new Central Government needed to address the Kashmir issue on priority basis.
“The new government which has come with a strong mandate needs to work in the direction of solving the Kashmir issue on a priority basis,” said Yasin Mailik, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Srinagar. (ANI)
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