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Afzal case: Protests continue in Valley
September 28, 2006 16:55 IST
Meanwhile, the breakaway HC has given a general strike call on Friday in protest against the court's order. About 35 leaders and activists of the HC and Democratic Liberation Party were also taken into custody while five, including a woman, were injured in police action.
The HC activists led by the General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumbji took to the streets from the Amalgam headquarters at Rajbagh. However, when the procession reached near Zero bridge, policemen stopped them from proceeding towards Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital.
When the irate mob refused to disperse, the police resorted to lathicharge and also fired teargas shells in which five people, including a woman activist of Muslim Khawateen Markaz Asiya, were injured. Later, the police took into custody about 20 HC leaders and activists.
The police also resorted to baton-charge at Regal Chowk near Srinagar to disperse the activists of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party. Demanding immediate release of Afzal Guru, the DLP activists took to the streets at Lal Chowk.