Handwara Killings: Kashmir Normal, Kupwara Under Curfew


Er Rasheed with bereaved family of Kupwara on April 17, 2016.
Er Rasheed with bereaved family of Kupwara on April 17, 2016.



Normal life returned across Kashmir excepting Kupwara district that remained under strict curfew restrictions. The border district is likely to remain under curfew on Monday. The internet services, however, continued blocked.

Unlike rest of Kashmir, strict curfew was in place in the Handwara town and Kupwara. Five persons were killed in different incidents in last five days in the belt currently under curfew.

Inspector General of Police, Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gilani told local gathering agency KNS that the situation remained normal during the day amid curfew that was in place due to the volatile situation in the district. “No incident of clashes occurred in Kupwara,” he said.

The administration in Kupwara has decided to continue curfew with a morning relaxation for four hours. Schools and colleges will remain closed.

“Curfew will continue in the district but it will be relaxed in the morning between 8 and 11,” Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Kumar Rajiv Ranjan told KNS. Internet will also remain suspended in the region Monday, he said.


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