Authorities on Sunday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent protests in the wake of a 12-year old boy’s death due to pellet injuries.
“Restrictions have been imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations in Srinagar to maintain law and order,” a police official said.
“Adequate deployment of forces have been made at other places,” he said here.
Authorities had clamped curfew in seven police station areas here on Saturday as Junaid Ahmad Bhat, 12, died in a local hospital after he was admitted with pellet injuries sustained in Saidpora area on Friday.
Locals and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the boy had not been part of any protests and his death should be probed.
Life across the valley remained paralysed for the 93rd consecutive day on Sunday due to the separatist called protest shutdown.
All educational institutions, public transport and main markets have remained closed in the valley.
94 people have been killed and over 12,000 injured in the present violence that started here on July 9, a day after Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani, was killed in a gunfight with forces.
Meanwhile, clashes erupted in Narbal area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday morning after people took to streets against the detention of a local youth. Reports and witnesses said that people staged protests against the arrest of a local youth in Narbal early Sunday.
Government forces deployed there resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the protesters. This triggered clashes between the protesters and the forces.
A school building was completely gutted in a mysterious fire on late Saturday night in Sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Reports reaching here said that flames started coming out of a building which belonged to Government Higher Secondary School Sumbal around 8:30 PM.
“It is deliberate attempt to vitiate the atmosphere,” a resident who lives nearby the school claimed, “there is no electricity in the building so there is no case of short-circuit.” The building had five rooms which have been completely destroyed. Extra-forces have been deployed in the area today as investigations in the case have been taken up, reports said.