Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Jammu and Kashmir: Curfew imposed in Kulgam, Sophian after Sunday’s killings

"Curfew has been imposed in entire Kulgam district and Shopian town to maintain law and order in the wake of the killings yesterday," a police official said.

By: PTI | Srinagar |
February 13, 2017 1:02:12 pm
Kashmir curfew, Curfew in Kshmir, Ksahmir news, Latest news, India news, National Kashmir news, Kashmir latest news, Curfew in Kashmir news, Latest news, India news, National news, India news, Latest India news, Reports state that one civilian was killed in the gun battle between militants and security personnel on Sunday, while another was killed in clashes that erupted after the encounter ended in Frisal area of Kulgam.(PTI Photo)

Curfew was on Monday imposed in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district and Shopian town after two civilians were killed on Sunday, one in an encounter between militants and security forces and another in the protests that followed. The Valley-wide strike called by the separatist leadership to protest the deaths evoked mixed response.

WATCH VIDEO | Tunnel Detected By BSF Originating From Pakistan Side Along International Border In Samba District

“Curfew has been imposed in entire Kulgam district and Shopian town to maintain law and order in the wake of the killings yesterday,” a police official said.

However, the movement of people was allowed on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway passing through south Kashmir.

“There is no restriction on the movement of people anywhere else in the Valley but security forces have been deployed in sensitive areas to keep a tight vigil on anti-social elements,” he said.

WATCH VIDEO | Army Chief Warns J&K Residents, Says Action Against Those Who Create Hurdles During Operations

While one civilian was killed in the gun battle between militants and security personnel, another was killed in clashes that erupted after the encounter ended in Frisal area of Kulgam.

Four local militants and two army men were killed in the encounter that lasted several hours on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the strike called by separatist groups to protest the civilian killings evoked mixed response on Monday.

Though most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut across Srinagar, public as well as private transport vehicles were plying in many areas, officials said.

Inter-district transport was also operational on many routes connecting various districts of the Valley to Srinagar. However, less public transport was visible in rural areas of the Valley, they said.

Schools were closed due to the ongoing winter vacations, banks and government offices functioned normally.

Chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat Conference — Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq — and JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik had called for a complete shutdown on Monday and ‘Kulgam Chalo’ on February 15 to protest the civilian killings.

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X