Protesters clashed with police and paramilitary forces in Srinagar and Sopore areas of Jammu and Kashmir after Friday prayers.
In Nowhatta area of Downtown Srinagar, youth staged protests after congregational weekly prayers.
Police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area used tear smoke shelling to disperse the stone-throwing protesters, triggering clashes.
In Sopore, youth assembled near Markazi Jamia Masjid Sopore and raised pro-freedom slogans. They were protesting against the killing of two civilians in firing by government forces in Rangreth and Arwani areas of Srinagar and Anantnag respectively.
Youth pelted stones on forces after they were barred from taking out a march.
Forces responded by lobbing teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes.
At least two protesters were injured in clashes between protesters and government forces in Pampore township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.
Scores of youth staged massive protests in Drangbal, Frestbal and Kadalbal areas after news about the Arwani encounter spread in Pampore town.
There were rumors in the town that a local militant Adil Ahmad of Drangbal Pampore was trapped in Arwani encounter.
Massive clashes erupted after youth pelted stones on forces at Drangbal and Khrew chowk, resulting in injuries to two civilians.
“We received two injured persons. One of them with pellet injury in eye has been referred to SMHS hospital in Srinagar. Other one is being treated here,” said BMO Pampore.
Clashes erupted in Pulwama and Tral areas in south Kashmir on Friday against the killing of a civilian in Arwani village of Anantnag district.
Youth took to streets and clashed with police at both the places.
Shops and other business establishments got closed in Tral as the news of civilian killing spread in the area.
A 22-year-old youth was killed after government forces opened fire on protesters marching towards the encounter site in Arwani.
In Pulwama, two photojournalists were allegedly manhandled by police.
“They (policemen) broke my camera and abused us,” alleged a photojournalist Nisar Alayee.
Another photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, said he was also abused and manhandled by policemen.