Srinagar: Five persons were injured in Bandipora’s during clashes after Friday prayers. Four persons were injured in Hajin while a civilian was injured in Bandipora’s Gulshan chowk.
Soon after the culmination of Friday prayers a massive protest rally erupted from New Jamia Masjid in Bandipora. Raising anti India and pro-freedom slogans the rally was joined by women and children from adjoining areas like Papchan, Ajar,
Plan and Nowpora. The protest rally ended at Gulshan Chowk where
leaders of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani addressed the gathering.
Soon after the protesters dispersed massive clashes erupted
between youth and the government forces near Gulshan Chowk. The police
fired numerous tear smoke shells and pellets to disperse people. Clashes were also reported
from Papchan, Nowpora, Plan, Ajar and Neabrepora. Peaceful rallies
were reported from Ajas, Saderkoot, Garoora, Aloosa, Hajin Onagam and
other areas of the district.