On the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Goa for the BRICS summit, Chinese and Pakistani flags were waved by some protesters who took to the streets after the Friday prayers in Baramulla of Kashmir.
Waving of Chinese flags by protesters is something that Kashmir has not witnessed earlier.
Soon after the prayers ended at the eidgah in Baramulla, a demonstration was staged and the flags were waved. Locals said the protesters, who were chanting slogans, had inscribed a message on one of the flags that sought help from China.
"Four or five Chinese flags were displayed by youths who had masked their faces during the protest that began soon after the Friday prayers," a Baramulla resident said.
Police used tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters after they began hurling stones at policemen on duty.