#Day92: Srinagar Remains Curfewed

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Police and para-military CRPF men march on a Srinagar road on Oct 8th 2016 following killing of a 12-year-old city school boy following which government imposed curfew in summer capital. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Police and para-military CRPF men march on a Srinagar road on Oct 8th 2016 after of a 12-year-old school boy, Junaid Ahmad Akhoon, succumbed to death in SKIMS Soura following which government imposed curfew in summer capital. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Curfew remained in force in seven police station areas of the city on Saturday following death of a minor boy, who was hit by pellets last evening in Saidpora area of Srinagar.

12-year-old Junaid Ahmad Akhoon succumbed to injuries at SKIMS Hospital at Soura around 2 AM during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

Akhoon was hit by pellets in the head and chest at Saidapora in Safakadal Police Station area on Friday during clashes between protestors and men in uniform.

On Friday, government had imposed curfew in view of UN march called by the unified resistance leadership.

He said curfew remained in force in seven police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure for maintaining law and order.

“Curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of Srinagar city,” an official told a wire news agency.

He said the police station areas where curfew has been imposed are Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma and Batamaloo.

“Restrictions on assembly of people are in force in rest of the Kashmir Valley while forces have been deployed in strength to maintain law and order,” the official said.

Kashmir is witnessing uprising for 92nd consecutive day following killing of popular Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by forces on July 8 this year.

At least 94 civilians have been killed and thousands of others injured during the uprising which entered the fourth month on last Friday as shops, business establishments, petrol pumps and educational institutions remained closed, while public transport continued to be off the roads.

The roads across Srinagar city on Saturday wore a deserted look with forces checking the handful of private vehicles seen on the roads.

1 COMMENT

  1. What about religious fundamentalists who are teaching small kids to throw stones on security forces?
    Why media and intellectuals are silent on this?
    Our news media is our biggest enemy.

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