Clashes in Sopore after Friday prayers

Reports said that groups of youth tried to march from Jamia Masjid area amid pro-freedom slogans, but were stopped by the government forces already deployed in strength in the area.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 17 2017 3:18PM | Updated Date: Feb 17 2017 3:18PM
Clashes in Sopore after Friday prayersPhoto: Juniad Bhat/GK

Clashes erupted between protesters and government forces in north Kashmir’s Sopore town after congregational Friday prayers.

Reports said that groups of youth tried to march from Jamia Masjid area amid pro-freedom slogans, but were stopped by the government forces already deployed in strength in the area.

Forces used teargas shells to disperse the protesters who were pelting stones.