Srinagar: Barring a minor stone pelting
incident, situation in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir
returned to normal on Tuesday, three days after the killing of a
17-year-old youth which sparked off violent protests in the
"The situation in the city is under control. There had
been reports of stone pelting in Saidakadal which lasted for
about an hour," Inspector General of Police Kashmir Farooq
Markets, banks, educational institutions and
semi-government establishments reopened and vehicles plied on
The youth, Tufail Ahmad Mattoo, who was returning from
tuition, was allegedly killed during a clash between
stone-pelting demonstrators and security personnel in Ghani
Memorial Stadium near Rajouri Kadal area on Friday.
The death sparked off massive protests in the city for
the last three days resulting in injuries to over 100 people,
including over two dozen police and paramilitary personnel.