Saturday, September 11, 2010

Burning the house down

Some days its tough to be a police officer.

Beautiful shrine though.

Mob set on fire police barrack outside Hazratbal shrine
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: A mob on Saturday set on fire a police barrack and a vehicle of the police department outside the Harzratbal Shrine on the banks of the Dal lake here following which security forces opened fire.

Soon after Eid-ul-Fitr prayers, a group of people attacked the police barrack in the lawns of Hazratbal and set it on fire. They also set ablaze a police vehicle, official sources said.

Police opened fire to disperse the mob and prevent any further damage to public property, they said, adding there were no reports of anyone getting injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq called for a half-an-hour sit in protest in the heart of the city.

During his Eid sermon at Eidgah, where nearly two lakh people offered prayers, the Mirwaiz asked them to march to Lal Chowk to stage a 30-minute protest against the recent killing of people in Kashmir.