SIALKOT: Seven people were killed including two students, while over 200 persons were injured seriously when police opened fire and lathi-charged at various places in Srinagar yesterday [Jan 9], says a report received here from across the cease-fire line.
… [The] Police arrested over 500 persons from Ananatnag, Baramula, Srinagar and several places for defying Sec. 144 imposed earlier. The report added that workers of the Plebiscite Front, Awami Action Committee and several other organisations took out a long procession to voice their feelings of resentment against the decision of the Indian Government to ban the entry of Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Mirza Afzal Beg in the valley under Safety Act. … --- Agencies
[Meanwhile, as reported from Dacca,] President General Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan will arrive here tomorrow [Jan 12] from Rawalpindi. … [The] President will hold talks with the Awami League chief, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose party had come out as the largest political party in the country in the first ever general elections held in December last.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is on a tour of the cyclone-battered coastal areas of the province, is also returning to Dacca on Tuesday after cutting short his tour on receipt of an invitation from the President to meet him. President Yahya had also a similar meeting with the PPP chief Mr Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in Karachi last month.—Agency
Published in Dawn, January 11th, 2021