Curfew relaxed,re-imposed in Islamabad
Islamabad, July 10: Authorities on Saturday had to re-impose curfew which was relaxed after 11 days as clashes broke between protesters and police here.
Early in the morning, the authorities lifted the curfew amid heavy deployment of police and paramilitary CRPF. But as soon as people began to buy the eatables from the market, protesters assembled at Lal Chowk area and raised pro-freedom slogans.
The police and CRPF personnel resorted to baton charge and chased away the protesters. Sensing trouble, the district administration re-imposed curfew
in entire old town.
However, curfew restrictions in the civil lines area of Khanabal-Pahalgam (KP) road were eased out till Saturday evening.
Curfew in the town was imposed on June 29 following the killing of three teenagers inside a residential house at Anchidora.
People have been complaining of shortage of essentials while life saving drugs and baby food according to the local chemists was not available.
Shutdown and protests continued in Bijbehara, Sangam, Mattan, Dooru and Achabal.
The residents of the town have been demanding stern punishment
against the police and officials involved in the killing of three youth.
They said despite assurance of the Chief Minister of taking action against the accused within 24 hours, police has not lodged a case of murder against the accused officials.
Meanwhile, police have launched a crackdown against the youth as it conducted nocturnal raids.
Two youth have already been booked under PSA and are lodged in Srinagar Central jail while Mirwaiz South Kashmir Qazi Yasir who was booked under PSA and was shifted to Kotbale jail.
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