Manan Wani killing fallout: Youth clash with forces in Soura

An eye witness said that hundreds of youth tried to march towards the main market after offering funeral prayers in absentia for Wani and his associate Ashiq Hussain Zargar in a gunfight in Shartgund village of Kupwara yesterday.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 12 2018 8:50PM | Updated Date: Oct 12 2018 8:50PM
Manan Wani killing fallout: Youth clash with forces in SouraAman Farooq/GK

Clashes erupted in Soura area of Srinagar on Friday after youth took to streets to protest the killing of Hizb commander and scholar-turned-militant Manan Wani in a gunfight with forces yesterday.

An eye witness said that hundreds of youth tried to march towards the main market after offering funeral prayers in absentia for Wani and his associate Ashiq Hussain Zargar in a gunfight in Shartgund village of Kupwara yesterday. 

However, forces deployed in the area prevented them from marching ahead, triggering clashes.

While the youth pelted them with stones, the forces fired tear gas to disperse them.

The clashes erupted even as the area was observing a complete shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik to pay homage to Wani.

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