Palhalan: Massive protests erupted in this north Kashmir town today, soon after the bodies of two local militants killed in alleged “joint encounter” yesterday were laid to rest.
Thousands of people this morning gathered to join the funeral of the slain militants, Aaqib Rashid and Bilal Ahmad.
Later people held protest demonstration and tried to block the highway. However, heavy contingent of police and paramilitary forces intercepted them.
Police resorted to lathi charge and heavy teargas shelling in which scores of people were injured.
Further details awaited.

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