At least 15 people, including seven securitymen, were injured in various parts of the city on Wednesday as clashes broke out between police and youths protesting the death of a teenager in tear-gas shelling on Sunday.
The clashes between angry mobs and police assisted by CRPF were continuing at over a dozen places in Srinagar, even as more than 30 people were detained by police during night raids from various areas, official sources said.
The protests continued for the third day on Wednesday despite stringent security arrangements. In view of the tense situation, shops and business establishments remained closed and transport kept off the roads. A separatist-sponsored general strike was observed in the city on Tuesday.
Reports of clashes between groups of youth and policemen were also received from Baramulla in North and Anantnag and Shopian district towns in South Kashmir this morning but life returned to normal as the day advanced, the sources said.
Police fired warning shots, used rubber bullets and burst teargas shells to disperse stone-pelting mobs at Nowhatta, Gojwara, Safakadal and Sakidaffer in downtown Srinagar.
The youths were protesting the death of 13-year-old Wamik Farooq, a resident of Rainawari, who was hit by a teargas shell on his head at Rajouri Kadal during a clash between a mob and police on Sunday. He later died in a hospital.
At least 100 people, including 30 police and paramilitary personnel, were injured in clashes between stone-pelting youths and law enforcement personnel here in the last two days.