Dozens of protesters sustained injuries on Monday when police resorted to baton charge and fired tear smoke canisters to stop them from marching towards Lal Chowk area of Anatnag town.
Witnesses said people from Tral , Bijbehara and Duchnipora villages- Srigufwara, Nanil, Kanilwan, Aang, Matipora amid pro-freedom slogans marched towards Anantnag (Islamabad town) via link routes.
However, they were stopped by forces near Anchidora area.
"Police and paramilitary CRPF men lobbed numerous tear gas shells, fired pellets and thrashed the protesters injuring dozens," witnesses said.
They alleged that forces did not allow the injured to be ferried to district hospital and later they were treated at a local dispensary.
Meanwhile, several people sustained injuries in Acahbal area as Police used force on the protesters who were marching towards the town.
People alleged that paramilitary CRPF men went berserk in the area and beat up the inmates including women and children.
Reports of protests were also received from Jablipora-Bijbehra; Kaimoh, Khudwani and Kulgam.