Bandipora observes shutdown against CRPF ‘Atrocities’ Print
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Jehlum Post News|Srinagar| March 19, 2014| Barring few incidents of stone-pelting the situation in Hajin town of Bandipora district in North Kashmir remained peaceful on Wednesday. A complete shutdown was observed by people in Hajin and Naidkahi against the killing of youth and alleged atrocities committed by Jammu and Kashmir Armed policemen and Central Reserve Police Force personnel.  Pertinently, on Tuesday during violent clashes between people and government forces scores of people were injured while locals had alleged that property worth crores of rupees were damaged in CRPF and police action.  According to CNS, authorities Wednesday did not deploy government forces on the main road in Hajin and all of them were stationed in their barracks. Eyewitnesses said that situation remained peaceful in the area but as a mark of protest people observed complete shutdown. All the shops and business establishments remained closed while transport was off the roads. Eyewitnesses said that a group of youth resorted to stone-pelting at main chowk Hajin however, police did not retaliate and as a result the youth dispersed peacefully. Locals said that police arrested many youth for their alleged involvement in stone-pelting. Scores of people from Hajin area visited JVC Hospital Bemina to inquire about the health of few youth who had suffered injuries during yesterday’s clashes. Reports said that the situation in Bandipora also remained peaceful and untoward incident was reported from any party of the town.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 15:57