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Clashes between youth, security forces mar Srinagar marathon

Srinagar: Clashes erupted in Kashmir University campus between the youth and security forces during a marathon event here on Sunday.

The youth displayed Pakistan flags and raised anti-India slogans during the beginning of a much publicised marathon event attended by some ministers and civil and police officials.

The angry youth vandalised the stage and attempted to torch a police vehicle after security forces intervened to break the protests.

The youth started heavy stone pelting at the security forces inside the university campus which is still going on.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control.

The organisers had advertised the event as the first international marathon in Srinagar and participation was open to everyone.

Arrangements had been made for on the spot registration of youth who intended to participate in the event.