As the protest by activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Bajrang Dal turned violent, police used water cannons to disperse them.

"Initially the protest was peaceful, but later it turned violent. So, the police had to use water cannons to stop them," said a police officer adding that the situation was under control.

Curfew is continuing for the second day on Saturday in ishtwar town where two people died and over 60 got injured, following communal clashes on Friday. The clashes between the two communities took place after the Eid prayers when a group of people attacked another section of people raising pro-independence slogans in Kuleed area of Kishtwar, leading to tension.

Mobs torched more than 80 shops, a petrol pump, an oil tanker, some police and fire service vehicles and the office of the chief education officer.


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