Protest and clashes in Hajin against arrests

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Amid protests, clashes erupted in North Kashmir’s Hajin town of Bandipora district after Friday congregational prayers against the arrest of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat workers.

Eyewitnesses told CNS that scores of protestors soon after Friday prayers took to streets and amid pro-freedom slogans marched towards police station. However, the armed men deployed on roads foiled their march and stopped them.

The youth according to reports resorted to stone-pelting while government forces used tear-smoke shells to disperse them. The clashes between the protestors and police continued for hours.

A police official said that some miscreants tried to disrupt the peace in the area, however, the timely intervention of police brought things under control.

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