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J&K: Clashes break out between security forces, JKLF

JKLF activists tried to take out a march but the security forces foiled it which resulted in the clashes.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, JKLF, J&K security forces, Jammu Kashmir clash,
The security forces had placed barbed wires on all the entry and exit points of Maisuma to prevent protesters from taking out the rally. (Source: PTI photo)

Minor clashes broke out on Wednesday between activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and security forces in Maisuma area of the city here after their protest rally was foiled by the forces, officials said.

They said the clashes, including stone-pelting, erupted in Maisuma after police foiled the JKLF rally on the death anniversary of its founding member, Maqbool Bhat, who was hanged in Tihar jail in Delhi in 1984.

JKLF activists, including some of its senior members, tried to take out a march towards the city centre of Lal Chowk, but the security forces foiled it which resulted in the clashes, they said.

The security forces had placed barbed wires on all the entry and exit points of Maisuma to prevent protesters from taking out the rally, they said.

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