Clashes at Nowhatta

Clashes between youth and security forces broke out at Nowhatta area of Downtown soon after congregational Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid here.

Witnesses said that youth in groups took out rallies at Nowhatta and fought pitched battle with security forces. “The number of protestors swelled and intense clashes were witnessed first at Khanyar and then Nowhatta. Later the protests spilled over to other parts of Downtown,” witnesses said.

They said security forces fired pellets and tear gas shells to disperse the protestors. Locals said some protesters sustained minor injuries in the clashes.