Massive protests in Handwara, two govt vehicles torched

Massive clashes erupted in Tarathpora village of Handwara after killing of local youth during an encounter between security forces and militants on Tuesday.

According to the reports, the killing of local youth triggered massive protests in Tarathpora Handwara and adjoining areas.

“Massive protests are going on in the area and people have refused to bury the slain youth as they are demanding to register an F.I.R and immediate probe of the killing of youth during the encounter,” said the locals.

Reports said that as clashes intensified at Tarathpora Chowk the protesters torched two vehicles belonging to the office of District Development Commissioner, Kupwara.

Pertinently, Government forces on Tuesday had claimed that they killed a militant during a gun battle in Hafrada forests in Handwara. However, the family of the youth claimed that the slain youth is their missing son, identified as Shahid Ahmad Mir of Daril Tarathpora Handwara. 


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