Kashmir: Massive Clashes erupt at Srinagar, Sopore after Friday prayers

Security forces today burst teargas shells to disperse protestors after Friday prayers in downtown Srinagar and Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.

The trouble started immediately after prayers were over in historic Jamia Masjid, where scores of protestors took to streets outside the mosque after the Friday prayers.
Meanwhile,APHC chairman Mirwaiz Dr. Molvi Mohammad Umar Farooq who continues to be under house arrest and was once again barred from delivering Friday Sermon at Jama Masjid Srinagar in a statement said that after the passing of GST that did away with the states fiscal autonomy of disputed J&K hectic efforts are underway by the BJP RSS to altogether do away with the special status of J&K by challenging Article 35A in the Supreme Court .As this article bars non-J&K state subjects to settle and buy property in J&K, the article is being challenged in court with the view to alter the demography of the state by settling people from outside the state, with the right to acquire land and property, and vote in the Assembly elections.