June 2002 News

20 injured in Srinagar clash

3 June 2002
The Daily Excelsior

Srinagar: At least 20 people were injured, one of them seriously, in clashes between group of demonstrators and police at Maisuma and Khanyar localities here today disrupting normal life, official sources said. Fifteen people were injured as police lobbed teargas to disperse protesters numbering about 1500, who had blocked traffic on the road in Khanyar, they said adding they were protesting the continued detention of an auto driver, who was arrested by the security forces three days ago. In view of the tension and stone-pelting in the area, shopkeepers pulled down their shutters in Khanyar and adjoining areas including Rajourikadal, they said. Meanwhile, five persons were injured, one of them seriously, as police used teargas to disperse at least 100 people who took to streets protesting detention of a youth, who was lifted by security forces in Maisuma area three days ago, sources said. Shopkeepers in Maisuma, Red Cross and Budshah Chowk pulled their shutters down due to tension in the area. (PTI)


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