Clashes Erupt Again as Students Protest in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk
Students clashing with security forces comes on the same day that Mehbooba Mufti met Narendra Modi.
'The State Teeters on the Brink': Omar Abdullah
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter about the protests.
6 Students Detained as Clashes Escalate
Hours after clashes broke out between students and security forces in the Valley, six students were detained, The Times of India quoted a senior police official as saying. Some of the students also raised pro-Azaadi slogans, he further said.
“Twelve personnel including three officers were injured in the stone pelting. Some boys involved in stone pelting were caught on the spot and detained by police. The mob was dispersed and the normalcy was restored in the area,” the police said in its statement.
Three photojournalists – Basit Zargar, Habib Naqash and Danish Ismail – were also injured in the clashes, according to reports.
Clashes Happen on a Day When Mufti Met Modi
The clashes happen on the same when Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to initiate a dialogue to contain the deteriorating situation in the Valley.
300 WhatsApp Groups to Mobilise Stone-Pelters
Nearly 300 WhatsApp groups are being used to mobilise stone-pelters in Kashmir to disrupt security forces' operations at encounter sites, of which 90 percent have been shut down, a police official said on Monday.
Each of these 300 WhatsApp groups had around 250 members, the official said while explaining how determined attempts were being made to disrupt the operations of the security forces by mobilising stone-pelting mobs at the encounter sites.
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