Massive clashes erupted between people and the state government forces in Chandgam (Babgam) village of Pulwama district after forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the area.
Rising Kashmir has learnt that the forces have used massive tear smoke shells to quell the protesters.
A police official told Rising Kashmir that CASO was launched after receiving inputs about the presence of militants.
He said soon after the search operation was launched people came out and pelted stones on the forces.
Clashes were goin on in the area when this report was filed.
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