Kashmir breathes easy on Friday; one injured in protest

Last Updated: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 23:25

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley, which witnessed
unrest for past one week, saw a relatively peaceful day today
with only small protests being held at five different places
in which one person was injured.

The heavy downpour since morning also came as a relief
as people generally refrained from coming out.
A police spokesman said the situation in the Valley
remained peaceful today barring few violations of curfew and
stray stone pelting incidents in Shopian, Choon crossing in
Budgam and Warpora in Sopore.

Miscreants set ablaze the school building of Girls
Middle School, Kalantra, Kreeri in Baramulla and the Panchayat
Ghar at D K Pora, Baghat Kanipora, Nowgam, Srinagar, the
spokesman said.

An unruly mob attacked a police post at Warpora, Sopore
and police and the security forces used cane charge and tear
smoke grenades and shells to disperse the unruly mob that was
hell bent on ransacking the police post.
The mob did not relent and the security forces were
forced to open fire, in which one Rameez Reshi was injured. He
has been admitted to SKIMS and is being treated, the spokesman
said.

Curfew was imposed last week in the wake of violent
protests in which 32 people have been killed and several
others, including securitymen, injured.

Police and paramilitary forces are patrolling the
streets to enforce the curfew.

PTI



First Published: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 23:25
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