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Dozen injured during clashes at Al-Badr terrorist's funeral

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Around a dozen persons were injured allegedly in security forces' action on protestors during clashes in district of and on Sunday, police said.

Clashes erupted between groups of youth and security forces in Sugan village of south Kashmir's district amid multiple funeral prayers for Zeenat-ul-Islam who was killed in an encounter in Saturday, a said.

Sugan is Islam's native village.

Clashes erupted soon after the forces tried to chase away the people from assembling in the village, the said.

He said at least a dozen persons were injured in the forces' action.

The injured were taken to nearby hospital, wherefrom four of them were referred to here, the said.

A woman also suffered when she was allegedly hit by a security forces' vehicle during the clashes, the official said, adding she has been hospitalised.

Islam and his associate terrorist Shakeel were killed in an encounter with security forces in Katpora area of the neighbouring district on Saturday.

Meanwhile, former and termed the security forces' action as "unfortunate and disturbing".

"Reports of aerial firing at Sugan to stop the crowd from participating in the funeral prayers of a local militant , are very unfortunate and disturbing . Such interference in the religious affairs is undesirable and may backfire leading to further anger and alienation," Mehbooba wrote on PTI SSB

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:10 IST