Intense clashes in Islamabad, Hajin after Friday prayers


Intense clashes broke out between forces and protesting youth in Islamabad and Hajin towns in southern and northern parts of Kashmir after Friday congregational prayers.

Reports said that after the Friday prayers people marched towards Lal-chowk from Reshi Bazar. The protesters resorted to stone pelting on the police and the paramilitary forces who were already deployed in strength.

Forces fired teargas shells on the protesters which intensified the clashes, reports said.

Meanwhile, witnesses said that hundreds of youth assembled near Jamia Masjid Hajin after prayers and shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

The youth took out a protest march from Jamia Masjid area and also hurled stones on army good will school Hajin. Forces deployed in strength near army Good will School used tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters. This led to clashes between protesters and forces in the area.

The valley is shut on the call of resistance leadership against the killing of a young student on Tuesday in Shopian.



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