Clashes in downtown Srinagar over house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Clashes erupted in downtown Srinagar over continued house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for second consecutive day Friday.

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Witnesses said youth pelted stones at forces for preventing Mirwaiz from offering congregational Fridayprayers at Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta.

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The Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman was placed under house detention early Thursday morning to prevent him from leading a rally at Eidgah on the death anniversary of his father Mirwaiz Farooq.

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Meanwhile Mirwaiz supporters hoisted Pakistani flags again near Jamia Masjid and chanted Pakistani favour slogans.

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