Stone pelting in North Kashmir, seven injured, several detained

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

Several areas of North Kashmir Friday witnessed violent protests with the police firing in air at Hajin to disperse the mob. More than seven people have been injured during the clashes.

People at Hajin took to streets after the Friday prayers and protested against the arrest of Huriyat leaders from the area.  With the people taking out a protest demonstration, youth pelted stones on police deployment that resulted in the widespread clashes.

Police had to fire several rounds of bullets in air to disperse the mob. It also fired tear gas shells to thwart the protest demonstrations in the area. Reports said that clashes between police and youth erupted at Sadarkoot Bala and Shahgund areas.

After the Friday prayers, youth assembled in groups at Jamia bridge of Baramulla and raised pro-freedom slogans. The youth later pelted stones at security forces that was responded by the massive tear gassing and lathicharge. Reports said that some seven people were injured during the clashes in North Kashmir on Friday. (KNS)

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