SRINAGAR: Curfew continued in Srinagar city for the second day on Wednesday while it was extended to two towns in Anantnag district following violent clashes between protestors and security forces in these areas.
“Curfew is in force in the entire Srinagar city as there has been no improvement in the situation. Stone pelting incidents on security forces and installations continued till late last night at many places,” police said.
Anantnag district town and nearby Bijbehara town in south Kashmir were also brought under curfew after incidents of stone pelting were reported from these areas on Tuesday.
Police has also imposed restrictions on the movement of people in nine districts of the Valley as a precautionary measure.
“Although no major incident took place anywhere in the Valley on Tuesday, curfew and restrictions have been imposed as a precautionary measure,” they said.
Four persons were injured in late night clashes between security forces and stone-pelting mobs in Batmaloo, Karan Nagar and Chota Bazaar area of the city.
The mob tried to attack and ransack the police station at Karan Nagar following which police fired several shots in the air to disperse them. This was second attack on the Karan Nagar Police Station in as many days after a mob hurled a petrol bombs at it on Monday night.
Curfew was imposed in Srinagar city on Tuesday in view of violent protests and stone pelting incidents in many areas after four persons were killed when security forces allegedly opened fire on a stone-pelting mob that had attacked inspector general of police SM Sahai’s convoy in Pattan area.
Police has initiated an enquiry into the incident. The Valley was rocked by violence following the death of a teenager on June 11 after he was allegedly hit by a tear smoke shell near Rajouri Kadal area of the old city. Sixty-nine people have been killed in the ongoing unrest in the Valley – Timesofpakistan