Clashes erupt in Srinagar, Anantnag after Friday prayers

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Malik Fiza/ Agencies

Srinagar, Jun 8: Security forces Friday burst teargas shells to disperse protestors after Friday prayers in downtown Srinagar and south Kashmir district of Anantnag.
Trouble started immediately after Friday prayers were over in historic Jamia masjid, where scores of protestors took to streets outside the mosque in solidarity with Palestinians.
Muslims across world observe last Friday of Ramadhan as ‘Al Quds Day’ in solidarity with Palestinians.
Shouting slogans, the protestors tried to march towards main Nowhatta chowk.
However, security forces deployed in the area swung into action and stopped the demonstrators from moving ahead. As the agitators didn’t back down, security forces burst teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, who were regrouping and pelting stones. Meanwhile, massive clashes erupted after Friday prayers were over in mosques in main Anantnag town. Hundreds of protestors took to the streets in Anantnag after Friday prayers in solidarity Palestinians.
But, when the agitators tried to take out a protest march, security forces deployed in the area burst teargas shells to disperse the stone pelting protestors.