Day 2: Restrictions paralyse Sopur
Sopur, Mar 18: Life in this north Kashmir town remained crippled for the second consecutive day, Thursday, as authorities imposed severe restrictions amid a shutdown to thwart protests.
Hundreds of policemen and paramilitary CRPF troopers were deployed in Arampora, Muslim Peer, Baba Yusuf, Chankan and other volatile areas of town since morning.
Locals alleged that troopers imposed curfew in the town and did not allow people to come out of their homes.
However, youth defied restrictions in many areas and resorted to stone pelting. Police and CRPF men retaliated with batons and tear smoke canisters triggering clashes that continued till late in the evening.
Pertinently, Sopur town witnessed a shootout on Tuesday evening in which a civilian, Tanveer Ahmed, and a personnel of the Special Operations Group (SOG) were killed and six others sustained injuries.
Following the shootout traders had accused forces of looting cash and goods from shops near General Bus Stand. Life in the town has been paralyzed since Tuesday evening.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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