New Delhi, India — Police in Kashmir clashed Monday with stonethrowing youths angry over an attack on a former state official and about 50 persons, including 13 policemen, were injured, news reports said.
United News of India, in a dispatch from the Kashmiri capital Srinagar, said there were no reports of arrests.
The news agency said the trouble started Monday morning when gangs of youths began forcing shopkeepers to close in the Srinagar districts of Bohri Kadal, Naid Kadal and Zaina Kadal as part of a strike demanding the arrests of those responsible for Friday’s attack on former Chief Minister Mohammad Farooq Abdullah.
Abdullah’s escaped unharmed when his car was attacked by about 10 ax wielding men as he was driving about 30 miles from Srinagar. He was removed from power as chief minister of the politically volatile state last July in a “palace coupe” widely assumed to have been orchestrated by his political rival, the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Article extracted from this publication >> July 19, 1985