SRINAGAR: Three policemen, including an officer, were injured during clashes that broke out after police stopped protests after Friday prayers in Baramulla district.
The protests broke out in response to the call given by chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) faction, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, against the death sentence awarded to 529 member of Egypts Muslim Brotherhood.
Witnesses said soon after Friday prayers, scores of people took to streets at Khanpora in Baramulla and in Palhallan hamlet of Pattan.
The protesters were shouting pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans when police intercepted them. The protesters in response pelted stones on police and paramilitary troopers triggering clashes. The police responded by resorting to cane charge and fired teargas shells. The clashes created panic in both the areas and affected the public movement.
During the clashes, three policemen including a sub-inspector sustained injuries at Khanpora, police said. However, no civilian was reported injured.
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