Violent protests in Batengoo after Zahid’s funeral

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Anantnag: Violent protests erupted in Batengoo area of south Kashmir district against the “cold blooded” murder of a Kashmiri trucker by a Hindu mob in Udhampur district of Jammu region.

After the funeral prayers of Zahid, scores of youth staged pro-freedom and anti-India demonstrations to denounce what they termed as a cold-blooded murder by Hindu fascists, witnesses told Kashmir observer.

Shouting slogans, angry protesters hurled stones at the CRPF and police near the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC), Khanabal.

The government forces reacted by throwing pepper gas and tossed teargas canisters to disperse the angry mourners.

However, they regrouped and continued renewed attacks. The highway, according to eyewitnesses, turned into a battle-ground.

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