Police resorted to tear canisters and aerial firing to disperse protesters in Lal Pora area of Kupwara district resulting in the injury to many civilians.
Police fired teargas shells and fired many bullets in air to disperse the people who were demanding the bodies and their identities of those killed in Dardepopra, encounter last evening.
Police sources said that a mob tried to attack Police station Lalpora, to get the bodies of the deceased militants. Police in order to disperse them swung into action and chased them away.
However, locals said that police used force against unarmed civilians who were demanding bodies for their proper burial. They added that many were injured in the police action including Ghulam Mustafa, who was hit by a bullet or pallet in his leg.
Pertinently, police said that it killed seven militants during an encounter in Darde Pora area of Lolab Monday afternoon.
The protesters in Lal Pora were demanding the identity of the slain militants be made public. The protests are going on till reports last came in.