DAY 145: Several injured in Tahab clashes

Clashes erupted in Tahab village of Pulwama in south Kashmir after the culmination of a pro-freedom rally on Wednesday.
DAY 145: Several injured in Tahab clashes
Photo: Kamran Bhat/GK

Clashes erupted in Tahab village of Pulwama in south Kashmir after the culmination of a pro-freedom rally on Wednesday. During the clashes, which were going on till evening, four persons received injuries.

Reports and witnesses said that early in the morning announcement was made on load speakers asking people to assemble at local ground of Tahab to participate in a one-day "freedom convention", as called by separatist leaders.

A few hundred people assembled at the venue and raised pro-freedom slogans. Some local Hurriyat activists delivered speeches and urged people to make the movement successful.

The rally culminated around 2 p.m after which some youth pelted stones on the local CRPF camp which resulted in clashes.

Forces used teargas to disperse the protestors. 

"The situation in district Pulwama remained peaceful. There were minor clashes at Tahab village. One person has received minor injury," Rais Ahmad, Superintendent of Police Pulwama told Greater Kashmir.

Kashmir Wednesday observed shutdown on 145th day of the ongoing agitation as shops, other business establishments and schools remained closed while government offices remained functional.

In evening, markets re-opened during the relaxation period announced by joint resistance leadership. As the clock ticked 4, shopkeepers upped the shutters of shops and customers started making a beeline.

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