Situation out of control in Handwara; protesters go berserk

Srinagar: Latest reports confirm that the protests in Handwara are out of control amid heavy stone pelting by the locals on the armed forces vehicles and personnel. Citizen Journalist Lone Saju  who is reporting from Handwara has told U4UVoice that atleast 14 youth have received injuries.

Two youth were killed and one injured allegedly during in firing by soldiers on a stone-pelting mob in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday, police sources said.

The sources said two youth identified as Muhammad Iqbal, 24 and Nayeem Qadir Bhat, 22, were killed allegedly in army firing on a violent mob in Handwara town.

Locals alleged a school girl returning home was molested by some soldiers after which youth started pelting stones on an army picket posted in the town.



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