Clashes break out in north Kashmir’s Trehgam

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Srinagar: Violent protests broke out Friday afternoon in Trehgam area of the frontier Kupwara district where a youth was killed and another wounded in army firing on Wednesday.

Groups of youth after offering congregational Friday prayers tried to march towards the graveyard to offer Fatiha at the grave of Khalid Gafar Malik, who was shot dead by the soldiers on Wednesday evening, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

CRPF and police, witnesses said, tried to stop the people from marching towards the graveyard.

“This infuriated the youth, who pelted rocks and stones on the government forces. The forces burst teargas canisters and used pellets to disperse the protesters,” witnesses said.

The clashes were going on when the last reports came in.