Three youth suffered pellet wounds in clashes after Friday prayers in Old City

Srinagar: At least three youths suffered pellet injuries during the clashes which erupted between youth and government forces in Srinagar’s Old City after Friday prayers even as authorities allowed prayers at historic Jamia Masjid here.

According to GNS, stone pelting clashes erupted in Nowhatta area of Old City soon after the Friday prayers were concluded in the area.

Scores of youths pelted stones on police and paramilitary CRPF in these areas. The forces retaliated by firing tear gas and pellets.

At least three youths suffered pellet wounds in forces’ action during clashes in the area.

Meanwhile, thousands of people offered Friday prayers which was addressed by Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq. (GNS)

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