Changing Kashmir: People in Kashmir protest against stone pelters

Something happened in Kashmir that has never happened before. A protest march was held by the Kashmiris against the rampant Pakistani-backed stone-pelting in the turbulent region.

The unprecedented rally was organized on Saturday by the Jammu and Kashmir Awami Forum (JKAF) that kick started from a village in Kani-e-Dajan and culminated near Charar-e-Sharif in Budgam district.

The protest came as a breathe of fresh air as over 1500 Kashmiris joined the historic walk against Pakistan-sponsored terror and separatism.

Kashmir demanded ‘azaadi’ from sporadic stone-pelting and blanket ban on sale and consumption of alcohol.

“The forum demands an end to terror from our society and a blanket ban on alcohol, which is against the religious sentiments of the Muslim population and which has seriously hurt them”, said JKAF chairman Farooq Ahmad Ganai.

“We want an end to the gun culture.”

Farooq claimed that it was first of its kind march that attempts to “wake up” the masses.