Clashes in Nowgam, Srinagar over killing of youths

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In Jammu and Kashmir, defying curfew restrictions, people, mostly youths, again took to streets and clashed with the security forces at Nowgam, Srinagar, protesting against the killing of two youths and injuries to two others in Army firing in Badgam district on November 3 evening.

Hundreds of people, mostly youths, took to streets at several places in Nowgam area, where both the deceased youths were buried yesterday. Security forces and state police personnel deployed in the area to strictly implement the restrictions, immediately swung into action and chased them away. Security forces resorted to lathicharge to disperse the demonstrators.

Meanwhile, a complete bandh was observed in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley in protest against the killing of two youth in Badgam district in Army firing on Monday evening. The call for the bandh was given by two factions of Hurriyat Conference.

Public Transport remained off the roads and all the shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed today.

Attendance in Government offices was very thin. All the mainstream political parties have condemned the killing of the two youth. However, private vehicles could be seen plying on some routes of the city.

According to a Police Spokesman restrictions were imposed in five police station areas of old city as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

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