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Shopian tense, separatists call for bandh in Valley

Last Updated: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 09:14

Zee Media Bureau

Srinagar: In the wake of alleged killing of four people by the CRPF jawans and the resulting violence, the curfew clamped by the authorities in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir continued fo the third day on Monday.

As per reports, the curfew has been imposed in police station areas of Shopian, Zainapora and Kulgam as a precautionary measure.

A police spokesman said local police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in strength in rest of the areas of the two districts to maintain law and order.

Three out of the four who died in the CRPF firing were identified as local residents. Shops and business establishments remained shut and public transport remained off roads.

However, private cars were seen plying in the city.

The CRPF, who shot at the civilians, claimed that six youths had come to attack their camp.

They said that they recovered pistols and grenades. Authorities are probing the reasons of the killing and the CRPF too has ordered a court of inquiry.

The locals allege the youth were killed in unprovoked firing by the security forces.

Both factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF have called for a general strike today to protest the killings. JKLF chairman Yasin Malik was also detained near his Maisuma residence here as he tried to take out a protest march along with his associates.

Curfew has been imposed in areas under police station Maisuma, the sources said. Separatist leaders in the valley have given out a bandh call protesting the killing.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 09:14
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