Srinagar: Curfew remained in force for the second day today in parts of Shopian district in south Kashmir following killing of four persons by Indian Para-military troops (CRPF).
“Curfew remains in force in parts of Shopian district as a precautionary measure,” a police spokesman said.
Prohibitory orders, however, have been lifted from nearby Kulgam town.
Violent protests were witnessed in Shopian town and adjoining areas after the killing of four civilians on the day of Zubin Mehta concert who were all identified as local innocent youth.
Resistance leaders condemned the killing and demand international probe of the killing.
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A day after four people were killed at Gagran in Shopian, the J&K government imposed strict curfew in several parts of Shopian and Kulgam districts. Despite the curfew, protests broke out in several parts of Shopian against the deaths.
Police sources said Mir, a resident of Kulgam, had no known militant links. They said the fourth person, however, has not been identified. Sources said that he might be a non-Kashmiri labourer or a Pakistani militant.
In Shopian, scores took to streets on Sunday. A large number of people assembled at Baba Mohalla Shopian — where one of the victims, Touseef Ahmad, belonged — and tried to march to the streets. Police and paramilitary forces used teargas shells and lathicharge to disperse them.
Despite the curfew in Shopian, a large number of people from Gagran and adjoining villages marched to the CRPF camp and staged a sit-in. The protesters alleged that the CRPF killed civilians and demanded punishment for the guilty personnel.