Kashmir unrest: Fourth day after death of minor boy, curfew remains imposed in parts of Srinagar

The official said the curbs in other areas of the city, where they were imposed on Monday in view of Muhurram, have been lifted.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: October 11, 2016 11:49 am
kashmir, kashmir news, kashmir unrest, kashmir violence, junaid kashmir, junaid death kashmir, burhan wani death, burhan wani aftermath, india news Security personnel disperse the protesters after an 11-year-old boy, Junaid Ahmad Akhoon, was killed in clashes, in Srinagar. (Source: PTI)

Curfew on Tuesday remained in force in interior areas of Srinagar as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of the fourth day of mourning of a minor boy, who was hit by pellets during a protest. Curfew continues in five police station areas of downtown (interior areas) city as a precautionary measure, a police official said in Srinagar.

He said the curbs on the movement of people in the police station areas of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal and Maharaj Gunj have been imposed in view of the fourth day mourning of 12-year-old Junaid Akhoon, who was hit by pellets at Saidapora and later succumbed to injuries at SKIMS Hospital at Soura. He was buried on Saturday.

The official said the curbs in other areas of the city, where they were imposed on Monday in view of Muhurram, have been lifted. With the lifting of the curbs from most areas of the city, there was increased movement of traffic around Lal Chowk this morning, while some vendors were also seen selling fruits, vegetables and other items, the official said.

However, normal life remained affected for the 95th consecutive day in the rest of the Valley following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

The unrest, which has claimed 84 lives including that of two cops and left thousands of others injured in clashes between protestors and security forces, is in its fourth month as shops, business establishments, petrol pumps and educational institutions remained closed, while public transport continued to be off the roads.

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  1. Ashish Biswas
    Oct 11, 2016 at 10:34 am
    Ok nothing new.
    1. Barb Dewyre
      Oct 11, 2016 at 12:29 pm
      Perhaps, Rajnath could have invited his new friends, the Royal Saudi Air Force, at this boy's funeral and they would have bombed the problem away. The government seems to be clueless on how to resolve the Kashmir problem.
      1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
        Oct 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm
        Kashmir un-rest clock has been reset. So far it started from the day Burhan Wani was shot dead by security forces. Now it is reset to the 13 year old boy's death. And it is strange no one has condemned the youths who pushed this boy into the front of agitation and his parents who did not bother to stop him going out to the midst of the agitators.
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          Dev Verma
          Oct 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm
          Absolutely right nobody means nobody in Kashmir using their head and it always one way traffic whether you shoot or they shoot blame always comes to the forces.When there is war like situation why to leave small kids on street just to get compensation, all knows this has become a big business there whether get injured or get shot money is main criteria otherwise which parents allows their small childrens on street to throw stones on forces if they do bullets are only source to stop.
          1. R
            Oct 11, 2016 at 7:26 am
            12 year old boy parents shud be held responsible ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;shame hurriyat using childrens lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;just block out all the news from valley lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;as kashmiris are now brainwashed people whom stan is using
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