Srinagar, Jul 19: Authorities lifted curfew from Sopore town on Monday, Jul 19 including the restriction on movement of people across Kashmir Valley but the week-long shutdown called by the separatists continues to disrupt the normal routines of people, reported a leading news agency. Shops and business markets and educational institutions remained closed and transport remained off the road.
The death of a youth in a road mishap involving a police vehicle in the locality on Monday, Jul 19 morning made the situation worse in Batmaloo in Central Srinagar.
Four people traveling in a car got injured after being hit by a police vehicle but one of them died at the hospital, informed police. People took to the streets and staged demonstration, an hour after the accident. Police had to fire teargas shells to disperse the stone-pelting rioters. The clashes between police and the rioters continued till noon, informed the officials.
The situation in Baramulla also continues to be tense after the clashes in the background of a teenager's death on Saturday, Jul 17. The search for the body of the drowned was still on. There were allegations that he was chased by special operations group personnel and pushed into the river.
Curfew was imposed in Sopore town on Sunday, Jul 18. The movements of the public were also restricted in rest of the Valley, including 12 police station areas of Srinagar, under section 144 CrPC.