Scattered skirmishes burst out in southern Kashmir on poll eve

SRINAGAR: On Sunday, A Day For Polling In The Twin Zones, Found In Ten Dozen Places In The Shopian Districts And Pulwama Massive Skirmishes Place Forcing Security Forces To Use Tear Gas Scales And Pellets Several People, Including Polling Stations, Were Injured While Many Government Buildings Were Set In Fire And Flame. Election Officials Remained The Main Target Of The Uninvited In All Places.

Official Sources Said That A Young Person, Sohail Ahmad Dar, Has Been Injured In Blood, During Injuries In Palpora, Shopian Area. The Injured Was Admitted To The Hospital And His Condition Would Be Stable, They Said.

Some Young People Also Pelted Stones At Polling Stations In Zawoora In Shopian And They Spread After Security Forces Had Used Tear Gas Shells. There Were Messages About Stone Birding On Vehicles That Carried The Polling Station To Pjadja, Meemander And Narwaw.

Election Officials Were Also Attacked By Angry Youngsters At Narpora Shopian When They Were En Route From Shopian To Keller. Security Forces Fired Tear Gas Scales. In The Ding Dong, Some Officials And Injuries Received Injuries.

Stones Pelt At Polling Stations Was Reported Near Goal Masjid Tral, Where Window Panels Of An SRTC Bus Were Damaged. Clashes Also Broke Out Near Mir Mohallah Shadab Kareewa Shopian After Some Youngsters Had Hit Stones At Passing Vehicles. Here Too, Windows Of An SRTC Bus Were Damaged. Government Troops Fired Tear Gas Shells To Disperse The Protesters.

Security Forces Fired Tear Gas Shells And Pellets And Took Refuge In Air Strikes After Election Officials Fell Under Heavy Rock Layers On Devpora And Mashwar Shopian, Sources Said. The Presiding Officer Of A Pastoona Tral Polling Station, Nazir Ahmad And An SSB Cavalryman Wounded In The Stone Birdie In The Lurgam Region Of Tral. Both Wounded Were Admitted To The Hospital.

Sources Said That Stones Were Also Pelted At The Polling Station At Koil Pulwama, After Which The Troops Fired Tear Gas Shells While The 55RR Army Patrolling Party Fired A Couple Of Aerial Shot Guns. There Were No Reports Of Injury To Anyone In These Skirmishes, They Said.

According To Reports, At 7.30, Unknown Persons Turn High School Into Fire At Tumpora Keller Shopian. Fire Eaters And Emergency Investigators Have Acted Quickly And Brought The Fire Under Control.

Meanwhile, Miscarriage Also Set Panchayat Ghars In Fire And Flame At Chandpora Rajpora And Drubgam Pulwama. They Have Also Set Fire To The Income Department (Pathwar Khana) Building In Rajpora. In Addition, A Government High School Building In Qasbayar In Rajpora Pulwama Was Also Set On Fire.

While Confirming These Incidents, A Government Official Said That An Appeal Was Immediately Made To The Fire Department And That The Situation Was Saved.

Clashes Were Also Reported By Saraf Kadal In The City Of Srinagar When Young People Pelted Stones At 23rd Battalion CRPF. The Security Forces Fired Tear Gas Shells And Pellets, Injuring At Least Four People.