6 killed, 80 injured as mob defies curfew in JK

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Srinagar, Aug 12: Six people were killed and more than 80 injured when police and security forces opened fire, burst teargas shells and resorted to batoncharge to disperse thousands of people who defied curfew in different parts of the city on Tuesday, Aug 12. The protestors were demanding the release of Hurriyat leaders from house arrest so that they could participate in the last rights of the deceased leader.
4:37 PM 8/12/2008

Four killed, 50 injured as mob defies curfew

Baramulla, Aug 12: Four people were killed and more than 50 injured when police and security forces opened fire, burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse thousands of people who defied curfew in different parts of the city. Official sources said people took to streets defying the curfew restriction and protesting against the police firing in which senior Hurrriyat Conference (HC) leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz was killed the dead on Monday, Aug 11.

As people marched on main road, raising slogans against the government, economic blockade and attack on muslims and Kashmiri drivers in Jammu, a security force convoy coming from opposite direction opened fire. Three processionists were killed and four others injured in the firing, they said.

Thousands of people today violated the curfew at Pattan also and started marching towards Uri as part of the Muzaffarabad march call given by both the factions of the HC. Raising pro-freedom and religious slogans, the processionists demanded immediate opening of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road for trade.

Curfew was also violated in Khanpora and Pushkar, Tangmarg and Hajan were people took to streets raising pro-freedom slogans.

The processionists included women and children, sources said.

Sources said at least three people were injured when security forces opened fire on a procession at Palhalan in Baramulla district on Monday, Aug 11 morning.

3:30 PM 8/12/2008


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