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4 Amarnath pilgrims injured in stone throwing

india Updated: Jun 25, 2008 21:02 IST

About 30 persons including four Amarnath pilgrims were injured as irate mobs smashed windscreens of over two dozen private vehicles in Kashmir valley on Wednesday, official sources said.

The pilgrims including three women were injured when a group of youth protesting diversion of forest land to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) targeted a passing vehicle at Foreshore Road near Nishat on the banks of Dal lake, the sources said.

The vehicle, carrying a group of seven pilgrims, was on its way to Baltal base camp when it came under stone-pelting resulting in injuries to four occupants due to smashing of windscreens, the sources said and identified the injured as Saroj Agarwal (50), Raj Kumari (40), Bhumika (50) and Yogesh Kumar (20).

The injured were provided medical assistance and the youngest one among them was shifted to Soura Medical Institute for specialised treatment, the sources said.

Five persons were injured when a large group of angry youth indulged in stone-pelting on passing vehicles including three-wheelers at Rambagh on Srinagar-Airport road this morning, the sources said adding windscreens of eight vehicles were smashed in the incident.

The sources said three more persons were injured in a similar incident at nearby Natipora where two vehicles were damaged.

Irate mobs also indulged in stone-pelting on passing vehicles at Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama, Bandipora and Baramulla districts damaging windscreens of over a dozen vehicles.

Eighteen persons were injured in another incident and were provided medical assistance, the sources said.