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Police fire teargas shells to disperse demonstrators

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Srinagar, Feb 23 (UNI) Police burst teargas shells and resorted to a lathicharge at Maisuma, near here, to disperse demonstrators, protesting against the killing of four youths allegedly by the Army at Dodipora Handwara during a cricket match yesterday.

As the normal business activities resumed in the civil lines this morning, a group of youths started pelting stones at the police and passing vehicles at Maisuma near here.

The shopkeepers immediately downed their shutters and traffic also went off the roads.

Police swung into action and resorted to a lathicharge to disperse them, which had no effect on the demonstrators. Later, police fired teargas shells to disperse them.

Business activities at busy Badshah Chowk, Maisuma, Madina Chowk, Red cross road and Gaw Kadal were badly affected.

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