Despite calm during relaxation, curfew re-imposed in Shopian

KL Report


Despite calm during relaxation on Wednesday afternoon, authorities re-imposed strict curfew for the thirteenth consecutive day Thursday.

“Curfew was relaxed Wednesday afternoon and no untoward incident took place in the town but we fail to understand why it was re-imposed today,” Hilal Ahmad, a local resident told Kashmir Life.

Shopian town in south Kashmir is under curfew following killing of five persons in CRPF firing in two separate incidents last week.

Sources in the district administration said that curfew will be relaxed for some time in the afternoon if the situation remains peaceful.

Four persons were killed by CRPF personnel outside their camp in Gagren area of the town on September 7, while another person died when the CRPF troopers resorted to firing on September 11.

Pertinently the state government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the firing incidents.


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