Clashes erupted between government forces and youth on Friday in old city of Srinagar after youth hit the streets and staged protests against the tinkering of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Reports said that youth assembled outside the historic Jamia Masjid in old town’s Nowhatta area and tried to take out a procession against the assault on article 35-A. Chanting pro fredoom and anti India slogans, the protesters mostly youth threw rocks at the government forces that were deployed on the entrance of the masjid.
The deployed forces retaliated with tear gas shelling which led to clashes between the two.
Clashes were witnessed inside the compound of historic mosque.