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Clashes, curfew continue in Valley


Banihal, Bhaderwah shuts to express solidarity with Kashmiris

Srinagar, Aug 03: Though curfew, restrictions and shutdown continues on 26th day in valley, protests were held at various places against the killings of protestors indulging into violence in Kashmir while the Banihal residents also started a four day shutdown today to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

A police official told that curfew was imposed in Kulgam and Pulwama while restrictions were imposed in several other areas including parts of Srinagar to thwart any possible protests.

A large contingent of Police and CRPF troopers were deployed and had erected barricades on roads to thwart any possible protests by the people.

The separatist leaders had called for sit-in protests across Kashmir valley today.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani and Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led the sit-in protests outside their respective houses.

Syed Ali Geelani along with activists of an amalgam held a sit-in on the road outside its office in Hyderpora in Srinagar. They were carrying placards displaying pro-freedom slogans'

Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq staged a sit-in outside his Nageen residence here.

Mirwaiz and his supporters were carrying placards stating “stop state terrorism” and “stop killing Kashmiris.”

Meanwhile, clashes erupted between youth and forces in Chattabal area after the funeral prayers of slain Chattabal youth who according to family was killed in clash with police was held at Idgah Srinagar.

Witnesses said that police resorted to tear smoke shells to disperse the people who were on way to Chattabal from Eidgah near Safa Kadal Bridge who indulged into pelting stones on them.

Meanwhile, security forces intercepted mass public rally in  Kulgam district, reports said.

Reports said that hundreds of people from Kulgam villages were on way to Damhal Hanji Pora for a mass rally and were intercepted by the forces.

Reports said that scores of protesters were injured by pellets fired by CRPF and police on the protesters.

Meanwhile, clashes also erupted between locals and police in Warpora area of Sopore town.

Reports said that the clashes in Warpora area of Sopore were ongoing till late evening while several among the protesters were injured.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in Banihal town and its adjoining areas to express solidarity with Kashmiri people.

All the shops and establishments remained closed while the traffic was thin on roads throughout the day.

Beopar Mandal Banihal and Imam of central Jamia Masjids Banihal had called shutdown for four days against the civilian killings and continued curfew in Kashmir valley and had also said that they will follow the strike programmes of separatist leadership.

Meanwhile, the residents of Bhaderwah observing complete shutdown in support of separatists while the residents of Rajouri too held protest and observed shutdown in support of Kashmiris.

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.


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