Clashes in Maisuma after forces foil joint protest against Sainik, Pandit colonies

Clashes in Maisuma after forces foil joint protest against Sainik, Pandit colonies

SRINAGAR: Security forces on Saturday resorted to teargas shelling in Maisuma locality of Srinagar to foil a joint protest called by separatist groups against the setting up of proposed Sainik and Pandit colonies.

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Police and paramilitary forces deployed in and around the locality lobbed teargas shells to disperse protesters who tried to stage a sit-in.

This triggered clashes in the area with youths hurling rocks on the forces.

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The protest was also being called to protest the arrest of a local boy.

All the shops and other business establishments were closed and traffic stopped passing through the locality.

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