Clashes in Sopore after Friday prayers

KL New Network

Srinagar

Photo by Muhammad Abu Bakr
Photo by Muhammad Abu Bakr

Intense clashes erupted in Sopore town of Baramulla district after Friday prayers, reports said.

They said that after Friday prayers people in large numbers assembled in Jamia Masjid area of the Sopore town and started shouting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

“They later started marching towards main chowk. However, police and paramilitary forces were deployed there in strength.”

Witnesses said that the presence of forces enraged some youth who started pelting stones at the security forces and police.

Police and paramilitary forces retaliated and resorted to massive teargas shelling.

Clashes were going on in the area when last reports last came in.

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