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Kashmir witnesses over 140 stone-pelting incidents, 40 injured

Kashmir witnesses over 140 stone-pelting incidents, 40 injured
Indian security personnel stand guard on a street during a curfew in Srinagar on August 8, 2019, as widespread restrictions on movement and a telecommunications blackout remained in place after the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy. (Photo by Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP)

New Delhi: Kashmir witnessed incidents of stone-pelting after Central Govt. scrapped Article 370 which gave special status to the State.

According to the report published in The Hindu, the valley reportedly witnessed over 140 incidents of stone-pelting. Forty paramilitary personnel also received injuries.

Out of 140 incidents, 45 were reported on 6th August 2019. 21 security personnel also received injuries on the same day.

As per the statement issued by a government official, barring local incidents, the atmosphere of the valley is peaceful.

Soura region of Kashmir

On 9th August, the incident of stone-pelting took place against law enforcement forces.

On Tuesday, the government acknowledged that there was an “incident” at Soura in Srinagar in which “miscreants mingled” with locals and resorted to stone-pelting at security forces.

The Union Home Ministry spokesperson tweeted: “Stories in media on a said incident in Soura region of #Srinagar. On 09/08, miscreants mingled with people returning home after prayers at a local mosque. They resorted to unprovoked stone-pelting against law enforcement forces to cause widespread unrest.

“Law enforcement authorities showed restraint and tried to maintain law & order situation. It is reiterated that no bullets have been fired in #JammuAndKashmir since the development related to #Article370,” the post said, tagging the J&K Police and the Information and Public Relations department.

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