Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted on Thursday in Drugmulla and Bumhama areas of Kupwara district.
Reports said that youth took to streets and staged protests against the killing of four civilians in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
They said that police and paramilitary forces chased away the youth after the vehicular movement was disrupted near Bumhama and Drugmulla due to the protests.
However, youth regrouped and clashed with the forces.
A police official said the situation was under control and the protesters were dispersed without using much force.
Reports of clashes between youths and government forces were also received from few areas in Handwara town.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed across the district against Kulgam civilian killings.