Kashmir Remains Shut on Day 2, Curfew Intact In South Kashmir

KL Report

SRINAGAR

On the second consecutive day Kashmir valley observed shutdown on the protest call given by the senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani over the recent killings in Shopian district in south Kashmir.

Meanwhile the three districts of south Kashmir, Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam continue to remain under curfew for the fifth consecutive day after a youth, Rafi Ahmad Rather was killed.

“Shopian continues to be under curfew. Restrictions have also been imposed in the townships of Kulgam, Pulwama and Kakapora,” a police spokesman said.

Shopian is under curfew from September 11, when a youth, Rafi Ahmad Rather, 28, a sumo driver was allegedly killed by CRPF at Gagren Camp. Pertinently, it was the same camp where four more were killed on September 7, allegedly by CRPF who were labeled as militants.

Later, state police identified three among them as civilians, having no militant links and the fourth ones identity is yet to ascertain.

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