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Six wounded in Kashmir protests

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Srinagar, Mar 5 (UNI) At least six people, including three women, were wounded today when police used batons and teargas to disperse protestors demanding release of a youth arrested by the security forces in central Kashmir, official sources said.

The protestors, mostly women, took to the streets at Tengapora in Batamaloo area and blocked the traffic on the busy bypass road demanding the release of a local youth, Javed Ahmad, who was allegedly arrested by the security forces yesterday, they added.

The demonstration turned violent when police asked the protestors to clear the road blockade. This prompted the protestors to indulge in stone-pelting, the sources said.

Police used batons to restore peace, but failed to disperse the protestors. Later teargas shells were used to chase away the protestors.

Six people, including three women, were wounded in the clashes, the sources said, adding the injured were hospitalised.

UNI AG YSS RL RN1806

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