Curfew in parts of Srinagar after boy’s death in pellet-firing

As trouble spread to other areas of Srinagar, authorities quickly imposed curfew in areas falling under seven police stations.

By: IANS | Srinagar | Published: October 8, 2016 5:01 pm
Srinagar curfew, kashmir curfew, kashmir unrest, kashmir violence, srinagar violence, srinagar, kashmir protests, kashmir news, india news Security personnel disperse the protesters after an 11-year-old boy, Junaid Ahmad Akhoon, was killed in clashes, in Srinagar. (Source: PTI)

Authorities imposed curfew in parts of Srinagar on Saturday following clashes during the funeral of a 13-year-old boy who died of pellet injuries. Junaid Ahmad Bhat of Saidpora area here was admitted to a hospital with pellet injuries on Friday. He died on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of protesters, carrying Bhat’s body, clashed with the security forces in Eidgah area, with the latter using tear smoke shells to disperse the mourners. As trouble spread to other areas of Srinagar, authorities quickly imposed curfew in areas falling under seven police stations here.

Tension once again gripped the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, where private transport and pedestrian movement had nearly normalised during the last one week. Ruling Peoples Democratic Party General Secretary Nizamuddin Bhat has demanded a probe into the boy’s death.

Bhat said the boy was not part of any protest when he was shot with a pellet gun by the security forces. As many as 91 people have died and over 12,000 injured during the last 92 days since July 9, when the current unrest started in the Valley after the July 8 killing of Hiszbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

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  1. I
    Oct 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm
    Bjp government is complete failure
    1. D
      Oct 8, 2016 at 2:09 pm
      How can the parents of the boy allow him to go out to do stone pelting or be a spectator when they fully well know he could be fired at with pellets? And why was he present there? Were they distributing sweets? When you know fully well you can be in trouble and still venture out... then who will have to be blamed for the boys death?
      1. J
        Oct 8, 2016 at 6:14 pm
        It appears there are some pro stanies in Kashmir Valley , therefore it is desirable first mark all these supporters and settle them in southern part of India...take action against all the local politician who instigated the people in the area ...Govt of India should not bother about th political benifits which are only short time benefits....
        1. R
          Oct 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm
          WHat was that boy doing with those rioters?? He was also there throwing stones on soldiers, so no one can say him Innocent.
          1. U
            U N
            Oct 8, 2016 at 12:41 pm
            I think Modi govt miserably failed to bring normalcy in the state Of JandK.Rather its failure,it is hiding in URI attack and surgical strike .How for this will continue as already more than 90 days have ped.I think govt must stop chest thumping and bring normalcy immediately.
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