Clashes erupt in Srinagar; Govt forces accused of vandalizing houses

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Srinagar:Government forces Sunday  burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators protesting against alleged vandalism of residential houses during a raid to arrest ‘stone pelters’ in uptown Srinagar late last night.

 Scores of protestors took to streets at Barzulla in uptown Srinagar against alleged vandalism of residential houses late last night.

Shouting anti-forces and ‘pro-freedom’ slogans, the protestors demanded immediate action against the accused security forces responsible for damaged private property, including Laptops, TVs, refrigerators, during a raid late last night to arrest alleged stone pelters.

 “Government forces barged into our houses and vandalized anything and everything they could get their hands on. It is ironic that the government on one hand seeks ours support to normalize situation and on the other hand let security force to damage our property,” agitated protestors alleged.

They further alleged that security forces even took gold and other items belonging to a girl, who is scheduled to get married in a week’s time. 

 However, when the protestors were moving towards the Barzulla main road, security forces burst teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, who were regrouping and pelting stones.

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