SRI NAGAR: After the death of four civilians, including a woman, in the firing by security forces in the last 24 hours, uneasy calm prevailed in the Valley as the authorities enforced curfew-like restrictions in parts of Kashmir in view of shutdown called by the separatists against the killings on Friday.
A police official said authorities on Thursday enforced curfew-like restrictions in Handwara area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, where four persons were killed in the firing by security forces on Tuesday and Wednesday. Two youth were killed on Tuesday when security men fired at people protesting against alleged molestation of a school girl by an armyman at Handwara.
A 60-year-old woman, who was critically injured in the firing, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday. A youth was killed in Dragmulla area of Handwara on Wednesday after being hit by a tear shell fired by security men.
The separatists including hardliner Syed Ali Geelani and moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have called for protests after Friday prayers in the Valley.