Curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir capital after youth killed in teargas shelling

Curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir capital after youth killed in teargas shelling

Gowhar Nazir Dar, 22, was injured critically after a tear gas shell hit him on the head during a protest in Zainakote area on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Authorities on Sunday imposed restrictions in Srinagar city after a youth hit by a tear gas shell fired by paramilitary CRPF personnel died here in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Gowhar Nazir Dar, 22, was injured critically after a tear gas shell hit him on the head during a protest in Zainakote area on the outskirts of Srinagar. 

 

He succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS in Soura.

 

An official said restrictions were imposed in areas falling under eight police stations in Srinagar city to

maintain law and order as separatist leaders called a shutdown in Kashmir Valley on Sunday against the youth’s killing.

 

"Restrictions shall remain in force in areas falling in the jurisdiction of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal, Kralkhud, Maisuma and Parimpora police stations," an officer told IANS.

 

Separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan, Asiya Andrabi and others continued to remain under preventive detention on Sunday.

 

The state service selection board postponed all recruitment tests scheduled for Sunday.