Srinagar: CRPF and police used batons and fired teargas canisters to disperse an anti-India rally outside Grand Mosque here on Friday.
Witnesses said that scores of youth emerged from the historic Jamia Masjid, Nowhatta after the Friday prayers and staged pro-freedom and anti-India demonstrations.
The government forces used batons and lobbed tear smoke shells after boys pelted stones on them, Mushtaq Ahmad, a witness said.
However, no reports of injury to any one were received when reports last came in.
Last month on April 17, Masarat Alam was arrested from his residence at Zaindar Mihalla,in old Srinagar after he was booked for sedition charges for raising pro-Pakistan slogans during a rally on April 15 at Hyderpora, Srinagar on the arrival of Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani. Other leaders who were charged for sedition include Syed Ali Geelani, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Mehraj-ul-din Kalwal.
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