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Five journalists among 25 injured in north Kashmir

Written by: Staff
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Baramulla, June 12 (UNI) Five journalists and 13 police personnel, including a senior officer, were among 25 people injured when violent demonstrators clashed with police at Trehgam today, official sources said.

Javid Ahmad Malik,18, was hit by a bullet when the police fired few rounds to disperse the demonstrators. He was later rushed to Srinagar hospital.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) Sajjad Hussain was also injured in the incident.

Life in the frontier district of Kupwara was paralysed due to spontaneous strike in protest against the alleged desecration of a mosque and killing of a youth reportedly in the firing by the security forces.

Hundreds of people, mostly students, again took to the streets at Trehgam, demanding action against security personnel responsible for sacrilege of a mosque and killing of a youth in firing on Saturday.

The police resorted to lathicharge and burst teargass shells as the demonstrators were pelting stones on security forces and passing vehicles.

A correspondent of a local news channel Fayaz Ahmad told UNI that violent mob attacked mediapersons.

He said he was admitted in a local hospital with injuries in his leg and arm.

Mr Fayaz said the mob also damaged his tape recorder and camera and mobile phone of another journalist. The journalists are working for different media agencies in the district, he added.

Shops and business x x x here picking up from para two of DR14 '' AGITATION-KASHMIR-STRIKE''.

UNI BAS HS KN1544

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