Srinagar, July 03: Authorities have imposed strict restrictions in the north towns of Bandipora, Sumbal, Hajin and Naidkhai, to foil the “Markundal and Kondebal Challo” call given by Hurriyat Conference led Syed Ali Geelani.Scores injured in Khurhama Ganderbal clashes
Syed Ali Geelani has called upon people to reach Kondebal and Markundal, to attend the condolence and prayer rallies in favour of Irfan Ganai and Tariq Leherwal, who were allegedly killed by army on Sunday.
The locals told media that police announced curfew in the areas and for the purpose it used its vehicles who visited almost every area announcing the imposition of curfew. However, police spokesman in Srinagar said that “Restrictions not curfew is in place”.
Reports from the district headquarter Bandipora said that hundreds of police and CRPF personnel have been deployed in the town and people are not being allowed to come out of their homes.
“In Naidkhai, we heard the announcement from the loudspeakers that curfew has been imposed in the town so we are indoors,” a local told KL on phone.
Same reports have reached from Hajin and Sumbal as well.
Scores of people, including policemen, where injured in day-long clashes in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal Wednesday.
At least eight youths, a Station House Officer and his two colleagues, were injured during clashes with government forces in Ganderbal district, some 22 kms from summer capital Srinagar, on Wednesday.
Witnesses said clashes broke out in Khurhama area when a group of youth tried to take out a march against the killing of youth by army on Saturday. The youth hurled stones at CRPF and police deployed on Srinagar-Leh Highway after they were stopped by forces.