45th Day Of Curfew, Curbs Cripple Life In IOK
Umer Jamshaid Published August 22, 2016 | 03:23 PM
ISLAMABAD,(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -22nd Augst,2016) : A day after a teenager was killed by Indian armed forces during peaceful protest demonstrations in Held Srinagar, the authorities intensified curfew and other restrictions on the 45th consecutive day on Monday in the territory. Irfan Ahmad, 17, from Fateh Kadal area of old Srinagar city was killed by Indian forces in Malarata area Sunday evening. Ahmad was hit in the chest with a tear smoke shell, KMS reported. Doctors said that he was brought dead in the hospital.
With the teenager's death, the toll in the ongoing Intifada has risen to 83. "Curfew will continue in held Srinagar without any relaxation today (Monday)," a police official said. The valley has been crippled by curfew and restrictions imposed by authorities since July 9, a day after the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani by Indian troops in Kokernag area of Islamabad district.
Restrictions under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPc) have also been imposed in Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Pampore, Badgam, Sopore, Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Handwara, Awantipora and Qaimoh towns, today, to maintain law and order in Kashmir Valley. The Hurriyet has already extended the ongoing protest shutdown till August 25. There is an acute shortage of commodities as a result of intervention by personnel of Indian armed forces in supply of food items as drivers of oil tankers and truck owners are given life threats by the men in uniform. The blockade of supplies from outside to the landlocked valley is hitting the common hard in occupied Kashmir.