#Day48: Shelling on Protestors in Bandipora, Youth Hit on Head


A scene on clashes in Bandipora on Friday. (KL Image courtesy: Owaisi Farooq/FB)
A scene of clashes in Bandipora in this KL file image. (Image courtesy: Owaisi Farooq/FB)

A youth from Watpora area in Kaloosa from north of Kashmir’s Bandipora district has been in injured after being hit by a tear-gas shell on Thursday.

Local sources said that earlier youth were holding a “pro-freedom” rally in the area.

However, a huge posse of police and paramilitary forces intercepted them and fired tear smoke shells to disperse them. A shell hit a local youth on his head. He has been identified as Aasif Ahmad Sheikh.

“Aasif has been shifted to a Srinagar hospital for treatment,” locals said.

Meanwhile, clashes are going on in the area while this report is being filed.

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