January 2008 News

Five injured in Srinagar sectarian clashes

19 January 2008
The Hindu

Srinagar: Five persons were injured in sectarian clashes between Shia and Sunni communities in Gojwara area of the city on Saturday, official sources said. Trouble began as a group of Shia youths, coming out of Zadibal Imambargah here, started hurling stones at shops owned by the Sunni community. As soon as the news of stone pelting spread to Hawal and Gojwara, youth belonging to the Sunni community came out on the streets and clashed with the youths of Shia community, the sources said. IG S.M. Sahai, while confirming that the clashes were sectarian in nature, said all measures were being taken to bring the situation under control. PTI

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