Clashes during Monday night in old city

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Amidst Lailat-ul-Qadre, old city areas witnessed violent clashes resulting in chaos and tension. Clashes broke between the youth and forces in Nawhatta and Khanyaar areas on Monday night, reports said.

Youth attacked Police station Nawhatta, and forces personnel on roads, reports said. Reports from Khanyaar, also said that youth pelted stones on police and forces.

Police resorted to baton charge and tear gas shelling to disperse the protestors. According to locals many are feared injured during the clashes as they saw the Ambulance driving many times between Soura, and the old city.

The clashes erupted at a time when thousands of people across Kashmir were out in Mosques on the occasion of Shab-e-Qadar.

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