Article-35A: Clashes break out south Kashmir’s Pulwama

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Pulwama: Clashes have erupted in main town here after news spread this morning that the Supreme Court was hearing a petition challenging Article- 35A of the constitution.

Early morning, scores of people, mostly youth took to streets and staged a protest when news spread that the Apex Court was hearing a petition challenging Article-35A, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

Angry protesters chanting slogans in favour of the special provision pelted rocks at the government forces.

“The government forces lobbed tear gas canisters at the protesters. This led to outbreak of clashes in the main town prompting traders to down their shutters,” witnesses said.

The clashes were going on when the last reports came in.