Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Sabzar Ahmad Bhat's encounter: Curfew in valley, all under control

Christy Curtis | 04 June, 2017, 06:42

Major markets, business establishments and educational institutes remained shut, while only few private vehicles were seen on roads in some parts.

Violence erupted on Saturday at more than 50 places in the valley, including in Srinagar and Tral, as stone-pelting youths were out on streets attacking security forces.

Kashmiri resistance leader Yasin Malik, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, visited the family on Saturday.

Clashes between rock-throwing protesters and government forces occurred in different parts of the area, with police and paramilitary soldiers firing shotgun pellets and tear gas to stop the protests.

The Adviser urged the worldwide community to call upon India to immediately stop the "ruthless killing of defenceless Kashmiris".

The Kashmir Valley was largely peaceful on Monday amid curfew and restrictions aimed at foiling violence following the killing of Hizbul commander Sarzar Bhat, police said.

A civilian was killed after clashes broke out between protesters and government forces following the death of a top rebel commander in India-administered Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Similarly, curfew-like restrictions will continue in the south Kashmir districts of Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam and Anantnag on Tuesday, authorities said.

Police and security forces said they used "maximum restraint" before chasing them away.

Two weeks ago, around 35,000 candidates from the valley alone had taken tests for 698 posts of sub inspectors with J&K police spurning the terrorist groups that repeatedly warn Kashmiri youth against joining the security forces.

Bhat was buried this morning at a graveyard in Ratsuna area of Tral where hundreds of people had gathered.

Bhat, head of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group, and a 16-year-old associate were killed in a gunfight near his native village in Tral area.

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, May 30 (Xinhua) - Life across restive Indian-controlled Kashmir including the capital city Srinagar remained paralysed for the third day Tuesday due to indefinite curfew by authorities, officials said.

A year ago almost 100 protesters were killed after militant chief Burhan Wani was killed, triggering months of anti-India protests.

"Though a stray stone pelting incident was reported from Tahab area in Pulwama, no injury was reported", he said.

Wani's killing triggered massive protests in the region for months and a security lockdown, during which at least 90 people a lot of them teenagers were killed and over 14,000 injured in police and paramilitary shooting during protests.

Train services between Baramulla and Bannihal towns have also be cancelled.

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