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Youths, security forces clash in Srinagar

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Clashes broke out Monday in Soura area of as scores of youths marched to attend the funeral of Essa Fazili, one of the three militants killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's district.

Fazili, a student, was shot dead along with two other militants by security forces earlier in the day.

Fazili's father is the principal of a higher secondary school in district.

Authorities had imposed restrictions in Soura and some other parts of the old city of to maintain law and order.

The youths, who marched towards the Ahmed Nagar home of Fazili in Soura to join the funeral, resorted to heavy stone pelting at the security forces, who used tear smoke shells to try disperse the protesters.

A spontaneous strike was observed in the adjoining district, Srinagar's city centre Lal Chowk and other parts of city against Fazili's killing.

Authorities placed senior separatist leader under house arrest and took of the Jammu and Liberation Front into preventive custody in Srinagar.

All schools and colleges in Srinagar district were closed. All exams scheduled on Monday were postponed.

between in south and Baramulla in north were also suspended.

The was slashed to prevent the spread of rumours.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 14:40 IST
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