Shutdown, Clashes in Palhallan Against Arrest of Youth



Amid shutdown, violent clashes broke out in Palhallan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district for the consecutive second day on Friday in which at least four youth suffered pellet injuries while another youth was hit by a speedy bike when police chased the protesters to disperse them in the area.

Pertinently, clashes had broken out in Palhallan area after police detained a Work Shop owner Parvez Ahmed Gojri, who according to police was accused of murdering a police constable. Gojri, according to police is an accused in a case FIR No 264/2013 under Section 302, 307, 148, 149, 511 RPC of Police Station Pattan.

Eyewitnesses told CNS that all the shops and business establishments remained closed in the area while protesters clashed with the police. Locals alleged that forces freely used pellet and pepper gas to disperse the agitated protesters. “Four youth were wounded when they were hit by pellets. Out of the four injured youth two were shifted to SKIMS for advanced treatment,” a local said and identified the injured youth as Irshad Ahmed, Muhammad Asif, Bilal Ahmed and Muhammad Maqbool.

All the shops and business establishments remained shut while transport remained off the roads. A police official said that some miscreants resorted to stone-pelting, however, police successfully managed to disperse them.

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