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Protesters clash with police in J&K’s Nowshera

Protesters clash with police in J&K’s Nowshera

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Jammu, March 24: Protests in Nowshera town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, demanding district status for the area, turned violent on Saturday, as agitators clashed with security forces, leaving at least 14 persons, including the District Magistrate, injured, police said. Police said protesters resorted to intense stone pelting at security forces in the town and a baton charge and tear smoke canisters was used to control the protests. Police sources said ten protesters, four security men and Rajouri’s District Magistrate Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary were injured during these clashes. According to sources, Chowdhary was hit on his head by a glass bottle hurled by protesters. For the last nearly two months, people in Nowshera town have been agitating f or grant of district status to the area. (IANS)

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