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Protesters set ablaze a part of CRPF camp stationed near police station Qazigund, a town on Srinagar Jammu highway in south Kashmir. “The fire was extinguished immediately and the camp was saved from any major damage,” police sources informed Kashmir Life.

IG Kashmir Abdul Gani Mir told Kashmir Life that the camp was safe and the situation under control.

People of Chawgam, Churat, Bonigam, Kharegund etc gathered in Qazigund and started shouting anti India slogans.

Hundreds of protesters marched up to the CRPF camp of 163 Battalion, stationed resulted in clashes between the two sides. Later the angry protesters set a part of the camp on fire.

Sources said that the police personnel came out of the police station situated near the CRPF camp and cordoned the protesters who were pelting stones on CRPF. Police and forces used tear smoke shells and fired Pellets to disperse the angry mob resulted in the injuries to at least 15 police,2 CRPF men and 30  protesters.

“We received six people who had pellet injuries,” Medical superintendent Qazigund, Mirji Andrabi told reporters.  Hospital sources said that other people had minor injuries.

When the news that six persons were injured in police and CRPF action spread in the area, a large number of people joined the protesters and ran up to the CRPF camp setting a part of it on fire.

Sources said that the angry protesters also burned the large photograph of the chief minister Omar Abdullah which was installed outside the emergency hospital Qazigund.

Police sources said that eight protesters were arrested during the clashes.

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