Several injured in Nowhatta clashes

Published at May 25, 2018 03:12 PM 0Comment(s)5907views


Several injured in Nowhatta clashes

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar

Intense clashes erupted between youth and the government forces at Nowhatta area of Srinagar soon after the mandatory Friday congregation prayers ended at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

Reportedly, protesters were chased by forces inside the masjid premises.

The government forces used heavy tear smoke shells and pellet guns to quell with the protesters in which several sustained injuries.

Head Priest Mirwaiz Umar Farooq informed on twitter that dozens of civilians were injured after forces resorted to pellet and teargas shelling.

He tweeted: “Heavy deployment of Govt forces around  #JamaMasjid even in this holy month leading to tension& agitation.Dozens of civilians injured after forces resorted to pellet &teargas shelling!large number of people unable to come out of the mosque.Condemn the deployment and forces action (sic).”

Intense clashes were going on when this report was filed.

Pic used with this story is representational 

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