Several injured as Indian forces fire pellets at protesters in IOK


Srinagar, April 23 (TNS): Clashes erupted in occupied Kashmir valley on Monday as people protesting against the rape and murder of a young girl.

Several students sustained pellet injuries fired by Indian forces in Anantnag town.

One wounded youth, identified as Wamiq Aijaz, was taken to a hospital. “He has sustained pellet injuries,” a doctor said.

Markets in Anantnag town shut immediately after clashes broke out. Public transport also stopped plying.

Similar clashes between protesters and security personnel also broke out at two places in Shopian and Pulwama districts.

Local police said after youths stoned an Indian Army vehicle in Shopian’s Pinjora village, soldiers fired several shots to disperse the mob.

In Murran village of Pulwama, clashes erupted between Indian security forces and the demonstrators.