Clashes erupt in uptown Battamaloo
Srinagar, March 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, people defying curfew and restrictions took to the streets in Srinagar and other parts of the valley to protest against Indian state terrorism.
Clashes erupted between groups of youth and Indian armed forces in uptown Batmaloo area of summer capital Srinagar today, witnesses said.
They said that forces resorted to teargas shelling and baton charge on the protesters. The angry youth retaliated with stone-pelting.
The residents blamed the forces for breaking window panes and ransacking property.
Reports said that a woman was injured in the protest. “She was hit in the face by forces,” a witness said, adding, she has been hospitalized.
The area has been cordoned off by the forces.
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