50 injured in clashes in India-controlled Kashmir
At least 50 people were injured Sunday on the second consecutive day in India-controlled Kashmir over the death of two women, officials said, according to Xinhua.
The massive protests have been going on in Shopian town, 50 km south of Srinagar, the summer capital of India-controlled Kashmir, since Saturday over the death of two local young women.
Locals Sunday morning gathered in the town demanding the identification of the killers involved in the crime. The people staged protest demonstrations and clashed with the police after they tried to disperse them.
The irate protesters defied restrictions and hurled rocks and brick pieces on the police and paramilitary troopers triggering clashes.
Police fired dozens of tear smoke shells and baton charged the mob quell the protest.
Locals said the victims Asiya Jan, aged 17-years, and Nelofar Jan, aged 22 years, Friday evening went to their orchards for work and did not returned home.
The worried family members lodged first information report with the local police station, who found bodies of the women nearby a stream.