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KashmirMob enters clashes after Friday Prayers

Mob enters clashes after Friday Prayers


Mob enters clashes after Friday Prayers

Srinagar, Mar 17 (KNS): Following the Friday congregational prayers, the clashes erupted between youth and security forces at various places across the Valley on Friday.

As soon as the Friday prayers ended in the Jamia Masjid in old city here, the youth took to streets and chanted slogans in favour of ‘Azadi'.

The youth later pelted stones on the forces deployed in the area resulted in the clashes between forces and youth.

Witnesses said that forces later resorted to tear smoke shells to disperse the youth who were throwing stones on them.

Meanwhile, similar reports were reported from Humhama area of Srinagar.

The security men reportedly used tear smoke shells to disperse the youth who were pelting stones on them.

Reports said that clashes also erupted in Sopore town of north 's Baramulla district after the mandatory congregational Friday prayers ended in Jamia Masjid there.

Amid pro-freedom sloganeering, the youth according to the reports took to streets following which they pelted stones on the forces.

Director General of Police (DGP), S P Vaid told that barring a few minor stone pelting incidents, the situation across the Valley remained under control.

He also said that the posters reading ‘election boycott' have also been pasted in some areas during the day. (KNS)

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