Protesters clash with forces in Srinagar, Sopore, Anantnag scores injured

Teargas shells spark fire in some structures in Anantnag Clashes broke out between protesters and government forces in parts of Srinagar, Sopore and Anantnag district after Friday prayers. Soon after the Friday prayers, scores of youth assembled at Nowhatta Chowk outside the historic Jamia Masjid in old city and started raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Some youth hurled stones at government forces deployed in the area. The forces retaliated with stun grenades and tear smoke shelling to disperse the protesters. Clashes were also reported from Saraf Kadal area of the…

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Intense clashes erupted in Anantnag, Sopore, Downtown Srinagar; Class work to remain suspended for tomorrow

Clashes erupt in Anantnag in south Kashmir Intense clashes erupted in Anantnag town in south Kashmir on Friday against the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and his associate in a gunfight last weekend. Witnesses said that youth pelted stones on government forces deployed in old town localities of Reshi Bazar and Lal Chowk to express their anger at the killings. Forces, they said, responded by firing tear gas shells. Clashes were going on at the time of filing of this report. Youth clash with forces in Sopore to protest…

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Clashes rock Anantnag, Sopore, Hajin, Budgam, Pulwama areas post Friday Prayers

Clashes between forces and civilian protesters erupted on Friday at several places including Pulwama, Budgam and Hajin. In Budgam, the central part of Kashmir, reports said that clashes erupted between forces and protesters in Batapora, Kanihama area of Budgam district. Witnesses said that 10 youth have been arrested from Batpora and 5 from Kanihama areas of the district during nocturnal raids. They said that hundreds of protesters assembled after Friday prayers and shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.They were raising slogans against the nocturnal police raids and arrests. The protesters pelted stones on…

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Sopore, Pampore towns observe shutdown against militant killings

Sopore town of north Kashmir on Wednesday observed complete shutdown against the killing of a local militant in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pampore area last evening. Police said Shakir Ahmad Bhat son of Showkat Ahmad of Nowpora Sopore was killed in a brief gunfight with forces in Pampore on Tuesday evening. Another non-local militant was also killed in the encounter. When the slain militant’s body was handed over the family on Wednesday, hundreds of people joined his funeral prayers and raised pro-freedom slogans, witnesses said. Meanwhile, commercial establishments remained…

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