Mob Storms Army Camp In Kashmir, 1 Killed; 2000 More Forces Rushed

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10:02 am 18 Jul, 2016

One person was killed and three injured when a mob tried to storm an Army camp at Saderkote village in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

Curfew remained in force for the tenth consecutive day in the Kashmir Valley. Normal life remained paralysed in the wake of deadly clashes that have rocked the Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani ago leaving 41 dead and over 3,160 injured.



Two persons were also injured in security forces action when a mob pelted stones in Eidgah area of the city.

Spontaneous protests and violence were witnessed in many parts of Kashmir as youth defied curfew and indulged in stone pelting.



Meanwhile, Centre has rushed about 2,000 additional CRPF personnel to shore up security in the Valley.

A total of 20 fresh companies (100 personnel in each) are being rushed to the Valley which will be in addition to 2,800 CRPF personnel who were sent to assist the state police last week, senior officials said.

“Some of the fresh units will exclusively render the task of road opening parties in order to secure the movement of security forces convoys,” the officials said.



After restricting mobile telephone services, authorities have now snapped the landline connections to curb the violent protests.

According to an official, security forces have been instructed to allow movement of patients along with their attendants.

“People going to the airport will not face any hardship as air tickets were being treated as curfew passes,” the official added.

All vernacular and English dailies suspended publication for the second day on July 17.



Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Sunday listed six confidence building measures that the Centre should take for return of peace to Kashmir.

The measures include rapid “demilitarization” process of population centers and repeal of “draconian” laws like AFSPA and Public Safety Act.

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