Curfew in Kashmir Valley, army out in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 7 (Calcutta Tube) An indefinite curfew was imposed Wednesday in various towns of Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar where the army staged a flag march in some parts following widespread violence the day before that led to four people being killed and over 90 injured.

An eerie silence descended over this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir after the daylong clashes Tuesday that left two teenagers, a woman and a state government employee dead and over 90 people, including police and CRPF troopers, injured.

The army staged a flag march on the Srinagar airport road Wednesday morning, Lt. Col J.S.Brar told IANS.

A senior police officer said police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were deployed to enforce the curfew.

Tuesday’s violence started after the body of a 17-year-old youth was fished out from a stream with locals alleging he was forcibly drowned by the security forces during protests in the Gangbugh locality of capital Srinagar Monday afternoon.

The trouble started in the morning itself when security forces opened fire in the Gungbugh locality as protests broke out, leaving Fayaz Ahmad Wani, 35, dead.

A stray bullet hit a woman in the chest in the Batmallo locality of the city as she watched clashes on the road from her house and died while being shifted to hospital Tuesday afternoon.

After that, a teenager was killed when security forces opened fire in Maisuma locality.

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