November 5, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Srinagar: Kashmir remained tense and large parts of Srinagar under curfew for second consecutive day on Wednesday over the death of two youngsters in army firing in Budgam district. Two youth were killed by Indian army in an indiscriminate firing at a vehicle near Chattergam area on Monday.
Firing by Indian army on a car from front and back sides resulted in instant death of two Kashmiri youth, while two others were injured in the incident. Media reports say that the car had taken more time to stop than that what was considered necessary by Indian security personnel, as a result the Army jawans opened firing on the car.
The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) gives many lethal powers to Indian security forces in Kashmir. These type incidents are quite frequent in occupied Kashmir.
The reports say that the shutdown called by Hurriyat has brought life to a halt in most districts in the Valley. There was a thin traffic on the roads and shops and offices remained closed.
The Indian authortities clamped curfew in parts of the old city and in the outskirts of Srinagar in Nowgam areas Tuesday (Nov. 04). The authorities impose curfew in seven police stations on Wednesday (Nov. 05).
“There will be curfew in areas falling under police stations Khanyar, Nowhatta, Mahraj Gunj, Rainawari, Safakadal and Nowgam. The measure has been taken to maintain law and order,” said Amit Kumar, Srinagar senior superintendent of police.
Both Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani have been placed under house arrest. JKLF chief Yasin Malik, detained in the Anantnag jail, has also called for a shutdown.
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