Srinagar: Explosion, suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), took place near the Jamia Masjid in the Nowhatta area of the city. No loss of any life or injury were reported so far.
It is to be noted that today is the second anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The explosion is said to have took place around noon.
The security personnel deployed in the area fired some shots in the air after the explosion, as informed by the officials. The police are investigating the matter.
Meanwhile, on the eve of the second anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into union territories, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Wednesday said the hoax of BJP’s ”Naya Kashmir” is a joke now as people have started questioning the futility of the August 2019 move.
It appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to stand united and said “we shall not succumb but continue our struggle in defence of our rights using every opportunity through peaceful and legal means.”
(With inputs from Asif Qureshi)