Scores injured as protest turned violent in south Kashmir seeking justice for Kathua Rape & Murder victim

At least fifteen persons, including several students, were injured after protests seeking justice for Kathua minor turned violent in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Wednesday. Clashes triggered a shutdown in the town.
The students carrying banners assembled at Khanabal-Pahalgam road and took out a protest march seeking justice for Kathua minor.
Soon clashes between forces and students erupted leading to the closure of shops and other business establishments in the town.
Police used tear gas and baton charged the protesting students, leading to injuries to fifteen people, mostly students.
Ffteen injured were brought to district hospital Anantnag where from one of them was shifted to Bone and Joints Hospital Barzulla for specialised treatment, said a doctor.
Reports said that the forces beat up few pedestrians, including employees heading tow work.
Meanwhile, the Students of Government Degree College Boys , Khanabal, Anantnag boycotted the classes after learning about KP road clashes and pelted stones on Government forces and shopkeepers near Dak Banglow, Khanabal.
The clashes, according to reports, spread to deputy commissioner’s office Anantnag.
A police statement said: “Today morning a peaceful protest was taken out in Anantnag which was allowed by police and the district administration.
“Subsequently, some miscreants indulged in stone pelting and turned violent and tried to enforce a forceful shutdown in Anantnag town.” It said the situation was now under control.