SRINAGAR, India-controlled Kashmir, Oct. 5-2009(Xinhua) — Protest demonstrations and shutdown in India-controlled Kashmir’s Baramulla town continued for the fourth-straight day Monday, residents and officials said.
Shops, business establishments, government offices, educational institutions and banks have been closed and traffic is off the roads in the town.
The protest demonstrations in Baramulla, 52 km northwest of Srinagar, the summer capital of India-controlled Kashmir, broke out Friday during which a 12-year-old boy was killed after being hit by a tear smoke shell fired by police.
“The residents are aghast over the death of a 12-year-old boy, Irfan Ahmad Lone, who was killed during a demonstration against the detention of senior separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Even today some six people have got injured during the stone pelting incidents with police,” said a health official posted in Baramulla.
The youth attacked the policemen deployed in the town by throwing stones on them, said witnesses.
A police spokesman Sunday evening said so far 29 policemen have suffered injuries in the town during the stone pelting.