Srinagar, 25 Sept: In Indian-admin Kashmir’s Shopian town , normal life remained badly affected on Wednesday, for the 19th consecutive day as people refused to resume normal activities. In other town Bandipora north Kashmir, people clash with police after police arrested some youth.
Shopian: 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.
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.
Bandipora: Clashes are going on between Police and youth in North Kashmir’s Bandipora town after police took to nocturnal raids in the area last night.
The residents took to the streets on Wednesday, and held protests. The forces, in order to disperse the protesters, resorted to aerial firing, tear-smoke shelling and baton charge, witnesses and locals said.
The locals alleged that police and paramilitary forces ransacked and harassed a number of houses during the nocturnal raids.
Police sources said that the trouble started after they tried to arrest a youth, Yasir Ahmad Akhoon, s/o Ab Rashid Akhoon of Nebarpora but he was not at home. “Yasir is involved in many cases,” police sources said.