Nine Injured in Clash during Shutdown in Sri Nagar

During a shutdown called by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, nine people, including a 14-year-old, were wounded as protesters clashed with the police in Srinagar.

A police officer said that a crowd of stone pelting protesters clashed with the police in uptown Maisuma locality and in areas around city centre Lal Chowk in the morning.

“Police had to intervene to bring the situation under control,” he said.

Police use batons and tear gas shells to quell the mob and in the process, a 14-year-old, identified as Faizan, sustained critical injuries.

“Six policemen and three other protesters have also been injured,” the officer was quoted as saying by IANS.

The protests erupted in the locality following a shutdown call by Geelani, who claimed the protest “is part of a peaceful resistance programme for vacation of lands occupied by the army in Kashmir”.

The injured youth was taken to hospital where doctors operated upon him. An attending doctor said he had sustained critical abdominal injuries.

A senior police officer denied that the youth had sustained a bullet wound.

Shops and businesses remained closed in Srinagar and public transport went off the roads.

Geelani is to address a congregation in the old city later on Friday where the shutdown call has evoked total response.

Apprehending arrest by the police, Geelani has reportedly gone underground so that he reaches the Khankah-e-Movla mosque where he is to address the Friday congregation.

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