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KashmirCurfew re-imposed after fresh violence erupted

Curfew re-imposed after fresh violence erupted


Srinagar, September 2: Ahead of the forthcoming visit of an all-party delegation to end the current unrest, widespread protests demonstrations were held across the valley today amid curfew and restrictions and a complete shutdown called by separatists against recent civilian killings.

More than 120 protestors were injured in fresh clashes after the Friday prayers in Kashmir valley even as curfew was imposed in entire Srinagar, apart from Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian and Baramulla town. Restrictions were also enforced in Budgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora and Handwara.

The curfew and restrictions were imposed days after these were lifted from all 10 districts across the Valley to avoid any law and order situation.

According to Zonal Police HQ, curfew was imposed in Srinagar, towns of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Baramulla today.

In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the Zonal Police Headquarters said that 35 stone pelting incidents were reported from Srinagar, Sopore, Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kulgam and Kupwara till the filing of this report. “At these places, after Friday prayers miscreants assembled on the roads and pelted stones on police and security force deployments,” he said.

The spokesman said that last evening some unknown persons set ablaze a Vocational Training Center at Watergam in the jurisdiction of Police Station Dangiwacha, Sopore, resulting in complete damage to the structure. “Sopore police has registered a case in this regard,” he said.

After the death of teenaged boy Danish Ahmad Haroo of Chhattabal area on Thursday, massive protests erupted. His body was fished out of the Jhelum river today and handed over to the family. His funeral was held at Eidgah cemetery. The family and residents alleged that Danish along with two others jumped into the river at Palpora after CRPF men chased the demonstrators on Thursday.

At least 15 persons were injured when the protesters clashed with security personnel after the Friday prayers in Bandipora town and its adjacent localities including Ajar, Kaloosa and Nussu. One of the injured who has received pellet injuries was shifted to Srinagar. Clashes also took place when a mob attacked the Sumbal police station in Bandipora district. More than six persons were injured in the clashes after the protesters attacked the Army Goodwill School in Hajin, Bandipora.


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