Clashes in Nowhatta, several injured

Srinagar

Clashes erupted between protesters and government forces at Nowhatta soon after the congregational prayers culminated in Jamia Masjid Srinagar.

Reports said that protesters raised slogans after the prayers at Nowhatta Chowk who were chased by forces inside the masjid premises.

The protesters pelted stones on forces who fired tear smoke shells and pellets to disperse the protesters.

They said that many pellets and tear smoke shells exploded inside the Jamia premises injuring several persons.

The clashes were going on when reports last came in.

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