Curfew imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, three injured and four killed

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.
Image: Planemad.

A curfew has been imposed in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India and other nearby towns today to stop the march to Pampore by the Separatists. The march was organized to observe the death anniversary of Hurriyat leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz.

The separatists asked people to close their businesses for the day and march to Pampore, where Aziz was buried. Aziz was killed during the 'Muzaffarabad chalo' by the soldiers on August 11, 2008.

A senior police officer said, "Curfew is in place in old city areas of Srinagar, including uptown Maisuma and Batmaloo localities. Curfew has also been imposed in south Kashmir's Pampore, Pulwama, Kakpora and Tral towns to prevent separatist-incited violence." {{w|Syed Ali Shah Geelani]], a separatist leader, was also placed under house arrest.

Cquote1.svg Curfew is in place in old city areas of Srinagar, including uptown Maisuma and Batmaloo localities. Curfew has also been imposed in south Kashmir's Pampore, Pulwama, Kakpora and Tral towns to prevent separatist-incited violence. Cquote2.svg

—A senior police officer in Jammu and Kashmir

Tensions began in Kashmir after recovering the corpse of a teenager named Bukhari who went missing after his arrest this morning. "A missing report had been registered in the case and a special investigating team set up to establish the facts. Whosoever is found involved in the death of the teenager will be punished," a senior police officer said.

The security men are at their level best to prevent any kind of violence. Three people were injured when the forces tried to disperse a march from Palhalan who had come attend Bukhari's funneral. Also, forces killed four others elsewhere.

The militants have ambushed three army vehicles in Rajouri and killed three policemen at a local politician's house in Sopore.

So far, 51 people have been killed in the riots and curfews since June 11, 2010 in Kashmir.


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