Two civilians dead in police firing in Srinagar: Security stepped up after separatists call for shutdown

Srinagar: Authorities on Monday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar following a strike call by separatists against the killing of two civilians allegedly in firing by security forces during a violent protest on Sunday.

Shops and other business establishments remained closed due to the call given by separatists groups including both factions of Hurriyat Conference.

A file image of curfew imposed in Srinagar. PTI

A file image of curfew imposed in Srinagar. PTI

The two youths, including a girl, were killed and several others injured as protesters clashed with police in Pulwama on Sunday. They were protesting against an encounter in Kakapora area of the district in which a militant was killed.

Authorities have deployed police and paramilitary personnel in strength in the south Kashmir town to maintain law and order, a police official said on Monday.

He said there was no report of any untoward incident in the area since Monday morning. Authorities also imposed restrictions in six police station areas of the city following violent protests on Sunday evening, the official said.

He said the police station areas where restrictions have been imposed are Khanyar, Nowhatta, Rainawari, Maharajgunj, Safakadal and Maisuma.


Published Date: Feb 15, 2016 12:30 pm | Updated Date: Feb 15, 2016 12:30 pm

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