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India reimposes motion curbs as protests swell in Srinagar

Govt to ease clampdown in IoK in next few days, claims India
SRINAGAR: Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on motion in main elements of Indian Occupied Kashmir’s (IOK) largest metropolis, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent in a single day clashes between residents and police wherein dozens have been injured, two senior officers and eyewitnesses mentioned.Prior to now 24 hours, there was a collection of protests in opposition to New Delhi’s August 5 revocation of the area’s autonomy. This adopted an easing in curbs on motion on Saturday morning.

The state authorities has mentioned that it has not imposed a curfew over the previous two weeks, however on Sunday individuals have been being turned again at a number of roadblocks arrange within the metropolis previously few hours.

Safety forces at some roadblocks have advised residents there’s a curfew. Two senior authorities officers advised Reuters that not less than two dozen individuals have been admitted to hospitals with pellet accidents after violent clashes broke out within the previous metropolis on Saturday night time.

Representatives within the Jammu and Kashmir authorities in Srinagar and the federal authorities in New Delhi didn’t instantly return calls asking in regards to the newest clampdown or in search of an evaluation of the variety of accidents and clashes.

One of many official sources mentioned that folks pelted safety forces with stones in round two dozen locations throughout Srinagar.

He mentioned that the depth of the stone-pelting protests has elevated over the previous few days.


The heavy in a single day clashes happened principally in Rainawari, Nowhetta and Gojwara areas of the previous metropolis the place Indian troops fired tear smoke, chilli grenades and pellets to disperse protesters, eyewitnesses and officers mentioned.

Chilli grenades comprise very spicy chilli pepper and produce a serious eye and pores and skin irritant, in addition to a pungent odor when they’re unleashed.

The officers, who declined to be recognized as a result of they aren’t supposed to speak to the media, mentioned clashes additionally happened in different elements of the town together with Soura, a hotbed of protests previously two weeks.

A senior authorities official and hospital authorities at Srinagar’s fundamental hospital mentioned that not less than 17 individuals got here there with pellet accidents. They mentioned 12 have been discharged whereas 5 with grievous accidents have been admitted.

The hospital officers and a police officer advised Reuters  65-year-old man, Mohammad Ayub of Braripora, was admitted to the hospital after he had main respiration difficulties when tear fuel and chilly grenades have been fired in previous metropolis space on Saturday afternoon

He died within the hospital on Saturday night time and has already been buried, they mentioned.


Javed Ahmad, age 35 and from the rich Rajbagh space of Srinagar, was prevented from going to the previous metropolis early on Sunday morning by paramilitary police at a barricade close to the town centre.

“I needed to go to my mother and father there. Troops had blocked the highway with concertina wire. They requested me to return as there was a curfew within the space,” he mentioned.

Phone landlines have been restored in elements of the town on Saturday after a 12-day blackout and the state authorities mentioned most phone exchanges within the area would begin working by Sunday night.

Web and cell telephones stay blocked in IOK.

Greater than 500 political or neighborhood leaders and activists remained in detention, and a few have been flown to prisons outdoors the state.

Indian forces have killed not less than 50,000 individuals in IOK over the previous 30 years.

Critics say the choice to revoke autonomy will trigger additional alienation and gasoline the armed resistance. The change will permit non-residents to purchase property in IOK, and finish the observe of reserving state authorities jobs for native residents.

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