Forces fire teargas shells inside Tral shrine; 60 injured in clashes

At least 60 persons were injured in south Kashmir's Tral in clashes with government forces on Sunday.
Forces fire teargas shells inside Tral shrine; 60 injured in clashes
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At least 60 persons were injured in south Kashmir's Tral in clashes with government forces on Sunday.

Eyewitnesses said that government forces fired pellets and teargas shells inside the revered shrine of Shah-e- Hamadan (RA) in Tral town when hundreds of people fought throughout the day to claim the venue where they were supposed to organize a pro-freedom rally.

They said scores of women fainted inside the shrine due to tear-smoke.

The locals also accused forces of breaking window panes and beating inmates. 

Earlier, the house of Tral legislator Mushtaq Ahmad Shah was attacked with stones by protesters during clashes.

Witnesses said that people from different villages of Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday defied the curfew to move towards Eidgah in the town.

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