ANANTNAG : Clashes erupted between government forces and youth in Salia village of Pahalgam after the former tried to seal the entry points leading to the village to foil the unity conference there.
Witnesses said that a police party early morning reached the village and asked the locals who were making arrangements for the rally to wind up. Besides the police men tried to seal the entry points leading to the village.
The attempt by the police to stop the rally infuriated the youth who clashed with them hurling stones. The policemen lobbed tear gas shells and resorted to cane charge to disperse the youth.
During the clashes several people, suffered minor injuries. The injured were taken to SDH Seer where from two of them were taken to district hospital Anantnag.