Srinagar, June 16: A civilian was killed in Anantnag on Saturday as clashes erupted between the security forces and protesters soon after the Eid prayers on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir.
The deceased, identified as Sheeraz Ahmad was killed in South Kashmir’s Anantnag town when Jammu and Kashmir police and paramilitary forces fired pellets at protesters who were pelting stones at them.
The police used tear gas shells and pellet guns to disperse the crowd.
According to doctors, around ten people were injured. One of the injured, Sheeraz Ahmad of Brakpora, died of his injuries later, doctors said.
In Pulwama, a crowd protested against the killing of a nine-year-old boy on Friday in an Army firing.
The youth in Shopian town also resorted to stone pelting.
Clashes also broke out in Srinagar city’s Eidgah area where large crowds of devotees gathered to offer congregational Eid prayers.