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Jan 21, 2012 at 06:04pm IST

Srinagar protests against 1990 Gawakadal killings

Srinagar: Srinagar erupted in protests on Saturday with protesters demanding justice for the victims of the 1990 killings in Gawakadal. Clashes between the police and Hurriyat activists broke out in Srinagar's Maisuma area earlier this morning.

Security personnel fired tear gas shells to disperse stone-pelting protesters and detained some of them.

Nearly 52 people died in the infamous killings in Gawakadal during a police firing.

The massacre was named after the Gawakadal bridge where the Indian paramilitary troops of the Central Reserve Police Force opened fire on a group of unarmed Kashmiri protesters, including women and children, on January 20.

The massacre happened just a day after the Indian government appointed Jagmohan as the Governor in a bid to control the mass protests by Kashmiris.