Clashes erupt in Bijbehara town

Clashes erupted in main market in Bijbehara town of Islamabad district in southern part of Kashmir after Friday prayers.

Soon after the Friday prayers concluded, scores of youth assembled near main market and chanted slogans in favor of “Azadi”.

KL file image by Muhammad Abu Bakar, used for represenation.

It was followed by clashes between civilian protestors and forces, sources told Kashmir Life.

They said that police swung into action and resorted to teargas shelling on the protesters.

SHO Bijbehara while speaking to Kashmir Life said that minor stone pelting took place in the area. However, he denied reports of clashes.

More details awaited.

 

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