Clashes erupt as Indian troops launch CASO in Bijbehara area


In occupied Kashmir, intense clashes erupted in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district, today, after Indian troops launched a cordon and a search operation in the area.

Soon after the troops laid the siege to the Arwani area of Bijbehara, youth came out of their houses and pelted the forces’ personnel with stones. The troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesting youth.

The occupation authorities have snapped internet service in the district. The clashes were going on when this report was filed.

Meanwhile, a protest demonstration was held in Tral area of Pulwama district against the thrashing of a Sikh driver in Delhi. Media reports said that a group of Sikh and Muslim youth assembled at main town near Bus Stand and staged a protest against the incident. The protesters also burnt tyres and pelted stones on the vehicles of the Indian forces.