Protest staged in Jammu Kashmir after youth drowns in river

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Srinagar, Apr 17 (ANI): Agitated Kashmiri youths staged a protest in here on Saturday alleging that a local youth drown due to security personnel chasing him in the state's Sopore District.

Agitated youths raised pro-freedom, anti-India and anti-Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) slogans.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) president Yaseen Malik led the protest march, demanding an impartial probe Zubair Ahmed Butt's killing.

"We want that the atrocities on people of Sopore should be stopped, probe on killings of innocent people should be started as soon as possible," said Malik.

The police meanwhile, arrested the protestors and disbursed the march.

Butt drowned in the River Jhelum on Tuesday after he and other youths leapt in its waters to escape chasing paramilitary personnel of the CRPF. The personnel were reportedly chasing the youths during clashes that broke out on Tuesday. (ANI)

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