Protests erupt during CASO in south Kashmir’s Khudwani

Protests erupt during CASO in south Kashmir’s Khudwani
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Srinagar: Violent protests broke out this afternoon during a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Government forces appeared in Wani Mohalla of Khudwani, Kulgam this afternoon and launched a CASO, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. The locals, witnesses said resisted the search operation and tried to stage a protest.

“However, the government forces used batons and fired tear gas shells to disperse them. This led to the outbreak of clashes,” witnesses said.

The clashes continued for some time, even as the CASO is still underway in the area.

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