Curfew remains in force in occupied Kashmir's Shopian district
20 September, 2013
Srinagar: Shopian town in Indian held Kashmir remained under curfew for the eighth consecutive day on Thursday following killing of five innocent Kashmiris in Indian army firing in two separate incidents last week.
"Curfew is in force in Shopian township even today," DC Shopian, Bashir Ahmad Bhat said. Bhat, however said, the district administration plans to relax the restrictions in the afternoon if the situation remains peaceful. "We are planning to ease restrictions in the afternoon," he said.
Shopian has been under curfew since September 8, barring September 11 when the authorities lifted curfew, but protests and subsequent firing led to another death and re-imposition of the restrictions in the town.
Four persons were killed by Indian army personnel outside their camp on September 7, while another person died when the paramilitary force resorted to firing to disperse protestors outside the camp on September 11.
The puppet state government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the firing incidents.