Srinagar, August 6: Security forces on Saturday resorted to aerial firing and used teargas shelling to prevent a pro-freedom rally in Chee village of Anantnag district of south Kashmir.
40 civilians, including seven women, were injured in the forces’ action, reports in Kashmir media said, adding that the injured were shifted to District Hospital for treatment.
The rally of different religious thoughts was scheduled at 11 am, said a local.
The security forces entered the venue and removed the installations for a rally which sparked protests.
After the protests turned violent, the forces resorted to aerial firing and teargas shelling that allegedly injured around 40 persons.