Fierce clashes erupt in Srinagar; ‘Afzal our Hero’, ‘Thank You JNU’ banners raised

Feb19: While Friday clashes are not something new to Srinagar, today it turned fiercer after protesters raised flags ‘thanking’ JNU students for supporting the cause of Afzal Guru.

The clashes near Jama Masjid in downtown Srinagar saw youth carrying banners that proclaimed ‘Thank You JNU’ and ‘Afzal our Hero’ banners.

Gangs of young men pelted stones at the security forces and also raised slogans in support of Afzal Guru. They also raised flags of Pakistan and the Islamic State

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