New Delhi: Police on Monday resorted to baton charge at Jantar Mantar here, demonstrating against the hanging of Afzal Guru and detained at least 21 Kashmiri students.
Kashmiri students were protesting against the ‘hanging’ of Afzal Guru when a scuffle with RSS-BJP activists turned violent, witnesses said.
Kashmiri students, including girls, were taken to Mandir Marg police station.
Social activist Gautam Navlakha was also bugged during the protest. Senior journalist Iftikhar Geelani was also placed under house arrest early in the morning.
11 injured in clashes
Srinagar: Eleven persons were injured in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district during clashes between forces and demonstrators protesting against hanging of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru.
Reports said that five persons sustained injuries when forces opened fire on protesters at Mazbugh Sopore. Two of the injured were shifted to SKIMS Soura.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that six more persons received firearm and shell injuries in other parts of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Protests erupt in Kishtwar, Banihal
Massive protest broke out in Kishtwar and Banihal townships of Chenab Valley over the hanging of Afzal Guru.
Reports reaching here revealed that thousands of people took to streets in Kishtwar township after announcements were made from the local Masjid. The protest continued till the last report came.
Similar protest were also reported from Banihal township. It war learnt that the protesters have also disrupted the vehicular movement on Jammu-Srinagar highway.