Clashes erupted between youths and government forces in Srinagar's Batmaloo area on Monday as the authorities lifted the curfew from Kashmir after 51 days.
Witnesses said that the protesters tried to march towards Batmaloo bus stand, but police and paramilitary forces intercepted them near the busy bay and resorted to aerial firing besides firing several tear-gas shells to disperse them.
The protestors emerged from the localities of Ziyarat Batmaloo, Bazaar Batmaloo, Rekki Chowk and other adjoining areas.
Witnesses said the government forces entered into the localities and beat up the pedestrians.
Reports said that youths from the interior localities of Batmaloo areas also came out in large numbers and started protesting while shouting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.