Violence in Kishtwar as RSS man is cremated

first_imgViolence broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar town on Wednesday as angry mourners clashed with police during the funeral procession of the senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary killed in Tuesday’s terror attack along with his PSO, prompting the Army to stage flag march in the area. No one was injured in the clashes, officials said. Curfew remained imposed for the second day in the communally-sensitive district following the killing of Chanderkant Sharma and constable Rajinder Kumar, even as police intensified search to nab the assailant. According to eyewitnesses, a large number of people came out of their houses to take part in the funeral procession of Sharma. In Dak Banglow area, an irate crowd held protests and raised slogans against Pakistan and militants. The group soon turned violent and pelted stones on police personnel deployed there. Police resorted to cane-charge and tear gas shelling to disperse the protesters and brought the situation under control. The slain RSS leader was cremated at Chowgan ground in a ceremony attended by Sangh leaders including its J&K chief Suchet Singh, BJP State president Ravinder Raina and former Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. SP office attackedAfter the cremation, the crowd turned violent again and stormed the office of the Superintendent of Police. The protesters ransacked some furniture and pelted stones. The Army conducted flag march in the city after the incidents. “There were incidents of violent protests (at two places). Some protesters entered the SP office and ransacked some furniture item. But the situation has been brought under control and curfew imposed,” SSP Kishtwar Shakti Pathak said.last_img

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