Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama under curfew

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Authorities imposed curfew in Kulgam on Tuesday, to foil the ‘Shopian Challo’ call given by Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani.

Shopian town of south Kashmir is under curfew from Saturday, last after four people were killed in CRPF firing at Gagren on September 7.

District administration has also imposed curfew in Pulwama town to thwart any attempt of people to march towards Shopian.

Locals informed Kashmir Life that the announcements about the  imposition of curfew was made through loud speakers early Tuesday.

Police sources told KL that curfew has been imposed only to maintain law and order and safeguard the lives and property of the people.

Geelani has appealed the people of Kulgam, Pulwama and Islamabad districts  to reach Shopian, to participate in the joint prayers of all the four slain persons.

Three of the deceased include Tawseef Ahmad Bhat, 18, son of Gulam Muhammad Bhat, resident of Baba Mohallah Shopian, Muhammad Yousuf resident of Durpora, Zainpora (a labourer) and Tariq Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir, a resident of Okay, Kulgam.

All the three were innocent civilians. However, the fourth slain was buried on Monday, in Degam Nagbal, area. Police claimed that the he was a LeT militant and he looked like a foreigner.

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