Agence India Press
Srinagar: Life remained crippled on the third consecutive day in the Sopore and Bandipora districts of north Kashmir against the youth who died in the police custody last week.
Businesses establishments, educational institutions, markets, and banks continued to be remain closed little traffic were seen plying on the roads in Sopore town. However, the situation returned to normal in Baramulla town.
Reports reaches to Agence India Press said that hundreds of security police, wearing bullet proof jackets and holding automatic weapons and lathis and shields were deployed in the to thwart any untoward incident in Sopore. In Main Chowk Bandipora, people staged protest and pelted stones on the security forces early morning but the protesters were chased way by the forces.
Meanwhile, senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, were on Tuesday again placed under house arrest to prevent them from visiting Sopore. Another senior separatist leader, Shabir Shah of the Democratic Freedom Party was also placed house arrest.
Nazim Rashid, son of a retired police inspector, died in the police custody after a day he was picked up by the Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police on July 30 evening. His death triggered protest in the many district and also evoked massive condemnation from all mainstream and separatists organizations.
Hurriyat chairman has called for shutdown on Wednesday to protest against the Nazims alleged killing’. (AIP)
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