Violent Protest Rocks Valley, 6 Hurt


Srinagar: Six people including a senior police officer were injured in clashes between protesters and security personnel that broke out today after Eid prayers in the Kashmir Valley.

Additional Superintendent of Police Mubashir Bukhari was injured as protesters threw stones in Janglat Mandi in Anantnag district, a police official said.

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A constable was injured during clashes with protesters at Hyderpora Chowk in the outskirts of Srinagar, the official said.

Four people including a photojournalist with a local magazine were injured in clashes at Safakadal near Eidgah in Srinagar as security personnel fired pellet guns and teargas shells to disperse the stone-pelting crowd, the official said.

All the injured have been admitted to nearby SMHS hospital, he added. The situation in rest of the Valley is stated to be normal, the official said.

Authorities had placed top separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik under house arrest, fearing their presence at large Eid gatherings could spark violence, he said.