Protestors Clash With Police In Jammu And Kashmir

3 October 2009

Srinagar: There had been a serious clash of the protestors with the police in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla town, today. The incident spurred out of yesterday’s incident of a teenage boy being killed by the tearsmoke shell. The group of youths gathered at the two bridges, which link the old and new town areas of Baramulla. They began throwing stones at police deployed for the security purpose in the town. As per sources, three policemen and two protesters are injured in the clashes. A police officer said, 'None of the injured is serious.' Despite the tension in the Baramulla town, traffic condition on the Srinagar-Baramullar road was fair enough. However, authorities had imposed strict restrictions in the old town area in view of the situation. Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code is imposed under which the assembly of five or more people is banned in the area. Ruling National Conference leader and Rural Development Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar visited the town and had a meeting with senior civil and police officers. They also conversed with the elders of the town to restore peace and order in the area.