Srinagar: In the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir authorities on Monday re-imposed curfew in eight police stations of Srinagar and in few areas of North Kashmir’s Baramulla and Kupwara in districts, to thwart Palhallan march, the call given by Hardline veteran Separatist Leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
“Curfew has been clamped as a precautionary measure in Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, M.R.Gunj, Safakadal, Parimpora, Police Division Qammerwari, and Bemina in Srinagar,” a senior police official told Agence India Press.
He said restrictions have been imposed in Pampore town and in some an areas of South and North Kashmir to foil the Palhallan march.
Palhallan remained under siege for more than a month. The chalo call (March) to Palhallan 40 kilometers from here, on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road given by Syed Ali Shah Geelani who is also spearheading the ongoing “Quit Kashmir Movement” was aimed at expressing solidarity with the families of youth killed by police and troops in the area.
Meanwhile, two youth were injured at Samboora area of Pampore on Srinagar Highway road when an army convoy passing fired on the protesters after some of them threw stones at them.
At least two protesters were injured during clashes with the government forces in South Kashmir’s Samboora in Pampore township.
Reports and eyewitness told Agence India Press that one person was allegedly beaten by the government forces when people from Samboora and adjoining villages took out a protest demonstration.
“Mohammad Yousuf, son of Sanaullah, a resident of Patal, was brought to the sub district hospital,” a Health official wishing anonymity told Agence India Press.
Meanwhile Shops, offices, business establishments were closed and public transport was off the roads in Srinagar.
However, the private transport was seen plying in most uptown areas of Srinagar as parents ferried their children to schools where examinations of various classes began Monday.
Since the months long agitation in Kashmir as many as 111 people, mostly young, were killed in police and paramilitary action and hundreds got injured.
The territory care hospitals remained swallowed with the victims of Police and Paramilitary firing.
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