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.
Witnesses said youth pelted stones at forces for preventing Mirwaiz from offering congregational Fridayprayers at Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta.
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.
Meanwhile Mirwaiz supporters hoisted Pakistani flags again near Jamia Masjid and chanted Pakistani favour slogans.