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Srinagar: Violence over Afzal again

October 01, 2006 20:15 IST

Police fired teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to quell fresh violent protests held here today against death sentence given to Mohammad Afzal Guru in 2001 Parliament attack case and detained six JKLF leaders, official sources said.

The demonstrations, which resumed today after a day's break, were staged at Batmaloo and Maisuma areas of the city.

"Don't repeat Maqbool Bhat (JKLF founder) by hanging Afzal Guru' said some placards carried by women protesters who gathered outside the shrine of sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Dawood at Batmaloo. The protest was held by the JKLF.

Minutes after the protest, groups of youth gathered at Maisuma, the JKLF headquarters in the heart of the city, and
pelted police and passing vehicles with stones, besides setting up roadblocks by setting tyres ablaze.

Police retaliated by firing teargas shells and a ding-dong battle between protesters and law-enforcers was on when last
reports were received.

However, there was no no report of any casualty, the sources said.

Kashmir Valley was rocked by violent protests after a Delhi Court on September 26 fixed October 20 for hanging Afzal in Tihar Jail in Delhi.

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