J&K: Shutdown in Anantnag, two injured
Srinagar: Locals, demanding release of
youths arrested on charges of stone-pelting, on Tuesday staged
protests and clashed with police in south Kashmir's Anantnag
town that left two injured.
Elsewhere in Kashmir Valley, the situation was
peaceful with no reports of any untoward incident, official
Shops and businesses were closed and vehicles were
off the roads as normal life was disrupted in Anantnag town,
55-km from here, which observed a shutdown.
Demanding release of some 12 youths arrested on
charges of stone-pelting, the locals staged protests, indulged
in stone-pelting and clashed with security forces.
Police lobbed teargas shells and swung batons to
restore law and order, the sources said adding two persons
were injured in the violence.
Anantnag town had witnessed violent protests on
November 17 after Eid-ul-Azha prayers during which a police
vehicle was set afire.