Life in Shopian at halt

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Normal Life remained badly affected in south Kashmirs , Shopian town Wednesday, for the nineteenth consecutive day  as people refused to resume normal activities.

Curfew was lifted from the town on Sunday.

The residents are demanding immediate shifting of CRPF camp from Gagren area, where five people were killed in the firing on September 7, and 11 forcing authorities to impose curfew.

Besides, the residents demanded stern action against CRPF personnel involved in the killing of five people at Gagran and withdrawal of cases registered against the youths for alleged stone pelting.

The authorities lifted curfew for some hours but it was re-imposed later on September 11 after a school bus driver was killed in CRPF firing.

Shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed and traffic was off the roads.

The government has appointed District Magistrate (DM), Shopian, Bashir Ahmad Bhat to conduct an inquiry into these killings.

Statements of a number of witnesses have already been recorded.

Police claimed that one of the four people killed in the firing on September 7 was a Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, Abdullah Haroon.

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