In occupied Kashmir, people took to streets to protest against the continued Indian state terrorism and arrest of civilians in Srinagar, Sopore, Islamabad and Pattan areas. According to Kashmir Media Service, scores of people, shouting anti-India and pro-liberation slogans, clashed with Indian police and troops at Nowhatta, Hyderpora, Iqra Masjid, Sarai Bala in Srinagar, Sherbagh, Dialgam and Kokernag in Islamabad and at main chowk in Sopore. People in Pattan, amid strike, assembled near Singhpora chowk and blocked the traffic on Srinagar-Baramulla highway to protest the arrest of a shopkeeper, Farooq Ahmad. However, policemen swung into action, fired numerous teargas shells and resorted to aerial firing to disperse the protesters. As the clashes continued, the occupation authorities deployed Indian army on the highway to prevent further protests. Meanwhile, police personnel beat up dozens of handicapped persons and arrested at least 40 activists when they attempted to march from Jawahar Nagar to United Nations Observers' Office at Sonawar on International Day of Disabled Persons , to submit a memorandum seeking the intervention of the UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki-Moon to address their miseries. "We have been lodged at Rajbagh police station. It was a peaceful march to demand our rights," said Sajad Anwar Masoodi, President of All Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Association (AJKHA). In a letter to Ban Ki-Moon, the association urged him to press the puppet administration to implement the UN articles on persons with disabilities and protect their rights.