Clashes in south Kashmir’s after Geelani’s arrest; many injured

Witnesses said activists of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Hurriyat (G) staged demonstrations after the prayers as the news of arrest of Geelani reached here

Anantnag: Several people have been injured in clashes that broke out in Lal Chowk area of Anantnag townFriday afternoon against the arrest of Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani who was to lead a proposed rally here today.

Witnesses said activists of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Hurriyat (G) staged demonstrations after the prayers as the news of arrest of Geelani reached here.

The angry youths pelted stones on police and paramilitary personnel deployed in the area.

The pitched battles, which left several people injured, were on at the time of filing of this report in Lal Chowk and Old town areas.

The octogenarian leader was taken into custody and detained at Police Station Humhama.

Earlier, the leader had said that he would lead a protest in the town after the Jammu Kashmir Police said that he was a “free man”.

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