Clashes Erupt in Pulwama after Army ‘Brings Down Banners’ in Kareem Abad

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PULWAMA: Intense clashes erupt­ed in South Kashmir’s Pulwama after army “brought down banners” in Kareemabad area of the district.

Reports and witnesses said that locals had raised banners in hon­our of slain militants near Mar­tyrs Graveyard Kareemabad.

“Army men in a Casper came and brought down the banners invit­ing strong reaction from youth,” a local said.

He added that the action by army re­sulted in stone pelting and later CRPF and police men responded with tear gas shelling and aerial firing.

Following unrest in Kareemabad, business men in main Pulwama Chowk brought down shutters and whole area observed shut­down while locals including men and women came out on roads.

 

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