Pulwama: People pelted stones on police when they tried to disperse them after they had gathered in a mosque to offer Friday congregational prayers in South Kashmir’s Pulwam district.
Sources told KNT that over 100 people gathered at a mosque in Qasbayar Drabgam area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district to offer Friday congregational prayers.
As police received information about the development, they rushed to spot and asked them to disperse.
As people came out from the mosque, they pelted stones on police who in retaliation fired a couple of tear-smoke shells.
The clashes created panic in the area.
When contacted, a senior police official told KNT that over 100 people had gathered at a mosque, thus violating the rule of social distancing and prohibitory orders.
“They pelted stones and we fired two shells to disperse them,” he said adding that some culprits were arrested from the spot.
Pertinently, last Friday, similar incident occurred at Ganistan Sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Banipora district.
“We request people to abide by the law and help in containment of the spread of Covid-19 outbreak,” the senior official said.
Disclaimer: This story has not been edited by NewsWrap Staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: KNT