Shutdown in Varmul
Varmul, May 22: Despite no call for strike from any group, all business establishments remained closed and traffic movement was affected in the Varmul town Saturday.
Business activity in the town came to a halt when some youth appeared in the main chowk Saturday morning and started pelting stones at the shopkeepers, forcing them to down shutters.
Police fired rubber bullets and tear smoke shells to quell the agitated youth. Owais Ahmad Sheikh of Banglowbagh Varmul was injured after hit on chest by a rubber bullet fired during clashes at Transport yard here. He has been shifted to District Hospital Varmul. Doctors said Owais was out of danger.
During the Hurriyat (M) sponsored bandh on Friday, the town had witnessed clashes between the protesters and the police in which 11 people including seven policemen were injured.
Later in the evening, some houses were damaged in stone pelting by some angry youth. Locals alleged that the police had engaged some youth in the town as Special Police Officers to counter the stone pelters.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 22 May 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 22 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 IST
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