Curfew imposed in Kashmir over youth killing
Srinagar, Mar.14 : Authorities imposed a curfew in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday to prevent a deterioration of law and order in the wake of the killing of a youth in firing by paramilitary forces.
The state government ordered the imposition of curfew in Srinagar and some other towns of the valley.
Police and soldiers patrolled deserted streets and urged residents to stay indoors.
A 22-year old youth, Altaf Ahmed Wani, was killed by the personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a firing in Zoonimar- Saidapora Soura in Srinagar on March 13.
The security personnel alleged that their vehicles were attacked by stone-pelters while the former were returning from the hospital.
In the past, stone-pelting protesters, mostly teenagers, battled security forces and had set on fire government offices and police stations. Children used to stay cooped up in homes.
Militancy has waned over the years in Kashmir, while the tactic of mass street protests, has grown.
Shops have remained shut, along with most schools, and daily activities are subject to severe disruption.