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Post-Friday prayer clashes revisit old Srinagar; several injured

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Srinagar, May 10: Six youth were injured in clashes with the police and paramilitary forces in Nowhatta area of Srinagar downtown on Friday. However, police said only two persons were injured

Reports said soon after the congregational Friday prayers ended at the Jama Masjid in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, groups of youth raised pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans. The youth also pelted police and paramilitary forces with the stones, which triggered massive clashes.

“Forces fired pellets and tear-gas shells to disperse the protesters in which six youth sustained minor injuries,” reports said.

A senior police officer said that minimum force was used to ensure situation doesn’t turn ugly. “There was massive stone pelting and only two youth sustained injuries,” he said.

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