Forces resort to aerial firing amid clashes in Kupwara | KNO

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Forces resort to aerial firing amid clashes in Kupwara | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Kupwara, June 5 (KNO) : Government forces on Wednesday restored to aerial firing after people took out pro freedom demonstration at Markazi Jamia masjid in district kupwara post Eid Prayers. An Eyewitness told KNO that post Eid prayers people in large numbers took out protest march from Markazi Jamia masjid towards jamia rood. "The protesters were shouting pro freedom, Zakir Mussa slogans following which forces tried to pacify the protesters triggering intense clashes in the area," an eyewitness told KNO. He said forces fired tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters but the crowd reassembled in large groups leading to intense clashes. "As the clashes intensified, government forces fired some gunshots in air and barged into the vicinity of Jamia Masjid," the eyewitness told KNO. Amid clashes scores of protesting youth suffered minor injuries, sources told KNO.There were reports of protests in Trehgam area as well. (KNO)