Curfew was reimposed in Shopian town on Thursday following death of a youth in firing by security forces on Wednesday. The police said that curfew was imposed as a preventive measure to maintain law and order and prevent loss of property and life.
The prohibitory orders were invoked after a youth was killed when CRPF personnel allegedly opened fire on protestors outside Gagran camp of the force on Wednesday, while 13 others suffered pellet injuries. The protestors were demanding removal of the CRPF camp and arrest of the personnel involved in firing incident on September 7 that left four persons dead, including three civilians.
Shopian town was placed under curfew on September 8 after the weekend firing incident. The restrictions were lifted yesterday morning but fresh casualties necessitated reimposing of the curfew in the town.
Meanwhile, normal life in Kashmir was disrupted today following a bandh called by separatists and civil society groups to protest against the killing of four persons in CRPF firing. Shops and business establishments are closed and public transport is off the road in Srinagar and other towns. State Police Chief Ashok Prasad said in Srinagar that both the incidents are being investigated.