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Clashes in Srigar after Yasin Malik arrested

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Srigar, Dec 25: Clashes erupted in parts of Srigar after Friday prayers as senior separatist leader Yasin Malik was detained following protests in the city. The protests erupted in Maisuma and Gawkadal areas, adjacent to business hub of Lal chowk. The protestors were demanding disbanding of Village Defence Committees (VDCs). As soon as protesters reached near the city centre, alarge posse of security forces blocked their way and detained Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik, who was leading the protest match, along with scores of party activists. Soon after the separatist leader’s arrest angry protestors clashed with the security force personnel and pelted stones on them. Police and paramilitary troopers had to use tear smoke gas shells to disperse the stone-pelting protestors. However, protestors kept on re-grouping and clashes were going on in the area. “VDCs are tools of state sponsored terrorism and have unleashed a reign of terror. (IANS)

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