Srinagar: Pakistan’s Independence Day was celebrated in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday.
Reports said that people erected a stage and arranged band to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.
They said hundreds of school children in uniforms thronged to the rally and Taranas were played on public address systems.
As per the reports, people were carrying Pakistani flags and beating drums during the rally.
On July 08, a militant rebel leader, Burhan Wani, was shot dead by Indian armed forces and police in a remote Kashmir village. The killing sparked a series of spontaneous demonstrations and protests, which, in a matter of days, turned into a reinvigorated popular revolt against India’s dominion over this disputed state.
Reports said that people hoisted Pakistani flags at cellular towers and at some buildings.
Nine persons were injured in Malangpora village of curfew bound Pulwama district when forces dispersed the massive referendum rally early Sunday, reports said.
They said that the residents of Malangpora and other adjoining areas appeared on the streets and started marching towards the main town. However, police and paramilitary forces who were deployed in strength in the area thwarted the march by using teargas and pellets.
Pertinently, Government had imposed strict curfew and restrictions on 37th consecutive day to foil the ‘referendum march’ called by resistance leadership.