Clashes in Srinagar after Friday prayers

Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces after Friday prayers here, police said.

Unidentified youths threw a petrol bomb at a CRPF contingent deployed in Nowhatta area which was followed by heavy stone pelting.

A Central Reserve Police Force trooper was injured in the incident.

Security forces used batons and tear smoke to disperse the protesters.

Separatists have called for post Friday prayer protests against a West Bengal court’s decision to sentence to death Muzaffar Ahmad from Kulgam in south Kashmir.

Authorities placed separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest in a bid to foil mass protests.

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