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.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.