At least three persons were today injured as police lobbed tear gas shells and used batons to disperse hundreds of people in Anantnag district protesting the death of five youths in alleged firing by CRPF.
People belonging to different areas of Anantnag assembled at Mattan bus stand this morning to protest the killing of five youths in Sopore and Baramulla, police said.
Police and paramilitary forces deployed in the town, 65 kms from Srinagar, asked them to disperse but when they refused to budge, they fired tear gas shells and batons to disperse them.
Protestors then pelted stones at security forces and in the ensuing clashes, three persons were injured.
One of the injured was rushed to Srinagar in a critical condition, police said.
Two persons including a nine-year-old boy were killed on Monday in Kashmir valley in alleged firing by the CRPF during clashes with mobs protesting fatal shootings involving security forces.
On June 25, two youths were killed in alleged firing by CRPF after the security personnel were attacked by protesters following an encounter in which two militants were gunned down in Sopore.