Srinagar: Protests erupted in Anantnag on Saturday after blasphemous posters surfaced in the town, the eyewitness said.
The eyewitness said the posters insulting Islam’s Prophet were thrown out from a fast moving car which scattered along the road in Tool Roonipora village of Anantnag.
After seeing the posters, the people of the area took out a protest march towards Achabal town where forces baton-charged them.
“The forces baton-charged the protesters in Achabal town and also detained some of them,” an eyewitness said.
The incident has forced a shutdown in Tool Roonipora village.
District administration and senior police officials have reached the spot to pacify the angry protestors.