Situation tense in Habba Kadal amid shutdown

Clashes between protestors and Government forces in Kashmir
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SRINAGAR — Massive clashes broke out at Habba Kadal area of Downtown Srinagar this afternoon when protesting youth pelted government forces with stones and bricks, triggering clashes.

Witnesses said that a group of irate youth took to streets and engaged the forces in clashes.

The forces fired tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters who didn’t budge and continued to lob stones and bricks at the forces.

The clashes were on in the area amid shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik against the ban announced by the Centre on JKLF.

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