Killing of youth: North Kashmir and Srinagar observes shutdown amid restrictions

KL Report


Amid restrictions, complete shutdown is being observed Sunday in different parts of Kashmir to protest against the killing of a youth in ‘Police firing’ at Naidkhai Bandipora. The shutdown was observes in response to call given by separatist. Meanwhile, almost all the separatist leaders either were placed under house arrest or were detained in different police stations.

On Friday, Naidkhai area in Bandipora witnessed protests by angry crowds during which clashes between them and security forces erupted leaving a youth Farhat Ahmed Dar dead.

According to CNS, undeclared curfew remained in vogue in Naidkhai and its adjoining areas, while Shahgund, the native village of the slain youth Farhat Ahmed Dar was sealed by authorities and no one was  allowed to visit or leave the village.

Reports said police and CRPF personnel were deployed in strength to foil any protests in the area. Spools of concertina wire were laid down and mobile bunkers erected to thwart any fresh protests. Streets of Bandipora Shahgund, Naidkhi,Hajin and its adjacent areas wore a deserted look.

In Srinagar city, sever restrictions were imposed in Old City. Barricades and concertina wires were laid down at different parts of Old City while the movement of people and private vehicles were restricted.


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