Violent protests erupt in Srinagar, Jammu

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Srinagar, Sep. 1 (ANI): Police had to resort to baton charges and teargas shelling on Tuesday in two separate incidents in Jammu and Srinagar.

The violence broke out when police tried to stop 500 employees of the Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation from protesting at Lal-Chowk.

They were protesting against a five-month delay in the payment of their salaries.

The crowd was marching to the civil secretariat when police tried to stop them near Lal Chowk.

Water canons and tear gas shells were used to disperse the mob.Twelve persons were said to be injured.

In the second incident, five students of the Jammu University were injured after clashes broke out between students and state police.

The students have been protesting against the fact that Jammu University has not yet been granted a central status like Kashmir University.

They pelted stones at the police and police in turn resorted to lathicharge to control the mob. (ANI)

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