Pakistan flags hoisted, tricolour burnt in Kashmir

Srinagar, August 14: Indian Police personnel lobbed teargas shells and used batons to disperse a group of youths who set ablaze a tricolour (Indian) flag and hoisted Pakistani flags at a few places and raised slogans in favour of Pakistan on the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan, today.

Troops swung into action after over hundreds of youth took to the streets outside Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar shortly after Friday prayers, burst crackers and clashed with police personnel, official sources said.

Chanting "Long live Pakistan" and "We want freedom", the youth pelted stones in retaliation to the teargas and cane charge triggering clashes, they said, Indian PTI said.

As the situation became tense in other areas also.