15 Hurt in Valley Clashes

At least 15 people, including six policemen, sustained wounds as protesters alleging human rights violations in the state, clashed with security personnel even as everyday life remained disrupted across the Kashmir valley Sunday.

Police fired several rounds in the air to disperse an agitated group trying to storm a police station at Baramulla district town, said reports citing official sources.

The police fired rubber bullets after teargas shells and cane charges proved ineffective against the stone-hurling protesters who also tried to set ablaze a police vehicle.

Many parts of the valley bore a deserted look during the daylong strike called by the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference as shops and business establishments in Srinagar and other major towns remained closed.

Functioning of government offices, public undertakings, banks and courts was also hit due to non-availability of transport facilities, they said.

Seven were injured in Baramulla, where the violence erupted first, five in Sopore and three in Srinagar, reported PTI news agency citing sources.

(Pic source: internet files)

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