Shutdown in parts of north Kashmir over police action on youth

Parts of north Kashmir`s Baramulla district observed a complete shutdown against alleged police crackdown on youth involved in stone-pelting incidents.

Updated: Feb 23, 2011, 19:10 PM IST

Srinagar: Parts of north Kashmir`s Baramulla
district observed a complete shutdown against alleged police
crackdown on youth involved in stone-pelting incidents,
officials said on Wednesday.

All shops, business establishments and private offices
in the district and adjoining Sopore town, 55 kms from here,
remained closed and transport was off the roads in view of the
spontaneous strike, they said.
Dozens of youth were arrested by police on charges of
stone-pelting over the past couple of weeks in the district.

Barring a brief clash between a group of youth and law
enforcing agencies in Sopore this morning, the situation in
the district remained tense but under control, they said.
They said authorities have deployed police and
Paramilitary forces in strength in the sensitive parts of the
district to maintain law and order.

PTI