Sopore tense as civilians defy curfew

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Sopore tense as civilians defy curfew
Srinagar, Jun 26: Death of civilians has yet again brewed turbulence in the valley. An indefinite curfew imposed on Friday, Jun 25 evening after two civilians were killed in CRPF firing in Sopore. Civilians, however, defied the curfew and took to streets on Saturday, Jun 26.

Groups of people defied the curfew and held demonstrations at Hathishah Mohalla, Jamia Kadeem and Krankshivan, said official sources.

The agitating people even indulged in stone-pelting but no casualties were reported. The situation in Sopore, located about 55 km from Srinagar, is reportedly tense.

However, the situation is under control as the state police and paramilitary forces personnel patrol the streets to check any untoward incidents and contain any break-out of violence.

Indefinite curfew was imposed in Sopore since Jun 25 evening after the death of two youngsters, identified as Shakeel Ahmad Ganai (17) and Firdous Ahmad Kakroo (16), in CRPF firing led to intense violence.

Hundreds of people took to streets, set ablaze a security vehicle, damaged a bunker and attacked the local police station, demanding action against the CRPF personnel.

Police, however, maintain that the CRPF opened fire in self-defence.

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