Protestors, security forces clash in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Clashes erupted after Friday prayers between security forces and agitating mobs in Srinagar and north Kashmir areas.

A large number of youths gathered in Srinagar’s Nowhatta and waved the Islamic State and Pakistani flags after which the security forces intervened to disperse them.

Clashes followed as the youths protested, chanted pro-freedom slogans and pelted stones at the security forces who used tear gas shells and charged with batons.

In north Kashmir’s Sopore town, protestors, shouting anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans, also indulged in stone throwing.

There was no call for protests or shutdown by any separatist group on Friday.

–IANS

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