J&K: Clashes at funeral procession of youth hit by CRPF vehicle | India News
Protesters pelted stones when safety forces stopped his funeral procession at Fatehkadal, a police official mentioned. The forces fired dozens of tear smoke shells and pellets to chase them away.
Some protesters obtained minor accidents, the official mentioned.
The authorities had imposed restrictions in elements of Srinagar after Kaiser Bhat (21) died in hospital round midnight. However a whole bunch of individuals turned out for the funeral.
He was later buried at Eidgah at the same time as stories got here in of clashes elsewhere within the metropolis.
Following the youth’s demise, the separatists had given a strike name throughout Kashmir at this time, prompting shopkeepers and different enterprise house owners to down shutters.
The conflict through which Bhat was fatally injured occurred yesterday after Friday prayers ended on the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar’s Nowhatta space.
A bunch of youths had began pelting stones on the safety forces, with a few of them attacking a CRPF car.
Bhat and one other man had been taken to SKIMS hospital at Soura after being hit by that car.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah criticised the safety forces, tweeting that they now “drive their jeeps proper over protestors”.
This prompted a pointy response from Union minister Jitendra Singh, who informed reporters that some politicians discover safety forces tender targets and are fast to sentence them.
Earlier within the day, earlier than the violence in the course of the funeral procession, the authorities had imposed a curfew in Nowhatta.
Restrictions underneath part 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits the gathering of individuals, had been additionally in power in six different police station areas of the town – Rainawari, Safakadal, Khanyar, MR Gunj, Maisuma and Kralkhud.
The curbs had been imposed as a precautionary measure to take care of legislation and order.
Buses did not run in Srinagar following the strike name by the separatists. However personal vehicles, cabs and auto-rickshaws had been seen plying within the areas the place there have been no restrictions.
Personal faculties had been shut within the metropolis, an official mentioned.
He mentioned related stories of the strike being noticed had been obtained from different district headquarters within the Valley.
Prepare providers in Kashmir had been additionally stopped for the day.
The authorities suspended cellular web providers in Srinagar and Budgam districts whereas the community velocity was decreased in 4 south Kashmir districts.
Police had booked unidentified stone-pelters for try to homicide and rioting whereas charging the CRPF driver with rash driving in reference to yesterday’s clashes.