Clashes in Sopore

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Tension gripped the Northern apple town Sopore when police chased and used tear smoke shells against the protesting youth and arrested many among them on Monday.

Amidst complete shutdown, youth raised anti-India slogans in Sopore Chowk and pelted stones on police personnel. Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Life that stone pelting started after sloganeering and the protesting youth were chased away.

They added that police used some tear smoke canisters to disperse the stone pelting youth. They said that some protesters were arrested near the Jamia Masjid.

Police sources said that some “miscreants” started stone pelting but they were chased away and the situation is normal in the town. However, locals said that heavy deployment of police and CRPF followed the protests and the situation was tense.

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