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Kashmir: Clashes in Srinagar, Budgam districts, nobody hurt

Clashes were reported from a number of places in Srinagar city and parts of Budgam district but nobody was hurt in these incidents, police said. Groups of miscreants pelted stones on security forces at Chattabal, Kani Kadal, Khanyar and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar, a police official said. The security forces used tear gas to chase […]

By: PTI | Srinagar |
Updated: August 29, 2016 5:16:05 pm
A Kashmiri protester throws a tear smoke shell on government forces on Monday. (AP Photo) A Kashmiri protester throws a tear smoke shell on government forces on Monday. (AP Photo)

Clashes were reported from a number of places in Srinagar city and parts of Budgam district but nobody was hurt in these incidents, police said. Groups of miscreants pelted stones on security forces at Chattabal, Kani Kadal, Khanyar and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar, a police official said.

The security forces used tear gas to chase the protestors but no one was hurt in these incidents, the official said. He said reports of clashes between stone-pelters and security forces were also received from Chadoora, Kremshora and Mazhama areas of Budgam district.

Kashmir Valley and Srinagar has seen widespread protests since the killingof Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani on July 8. The subsequent clashes between protestors and security forces has lead to more than 65 deaths. Cellular telephony and mobile internet had been suspended until August 20.

A 51-day curfew, imposed with a view to curb the violent clashes, was lifted in most parts of the Kashmir Valley and Srinagar. While public transport continued to be off the roads, there was increased movement of private cars and auto-rickshaws on the roads in Srinagar on Monday morning. An official said that the except for three police station areas, the curfew had been lifted from the entire Valley.

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