Lok Sabha Polls: Forces resort to firing on protesters amid polling in Budgam village

Srinaagr: Government forces Thursday afternoon opened fire on protesters in Hafroo village of Chadoora Township in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Reports said that intense clashes erupted in the village amid polling for the second phase of parliamentary polls.

Earlier, clashes erupted in several parts of the district amid polling for the second phase of parliamentary polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

Witnesses said that the clashes ensued at several places including in main town Beerwah, Kandoora, Chewdara, Kawoosa and Rathsun villages.

They said that the youths pelted stones on government forces deployed for polling duty and polling stations.

Earlier government forces retaliated using tear smoke shells and pellets.

The clashes were going on when this report was being filed.

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