Several people were injured when Indian police resorted to brute force against peaceful protesters in Nowhatta area of Srinagar. Scores of youth chanting pro-freedom slogans took to streets at Nowhatta, at least 12 persons were injured in the clashes, KMS reported. The Indian police personnel deployed in strength in the area fired teargas canisters and used batons to disperse the demonstrators triggering clashes between the police and the protesters.