SRINAGAR: Thousands of paramilitary CRPF and JK police personnel are enforcing a stringent round the clock indefinite curfew across most parts of Kashmir, including capital Srinagar, to prevent any protests over the death of a man here in CRPF firing on Wednesday.
Tension gripped the capital after Altaf Ahmad Wani, father of three daughters, succumbed to a bullet injury he sustained in the CRPF firing at Zonimar locality Wednesday, triggering protests. The locals alleged that Altaf was killed in unprovoked firing by CRPF. The CRPF said they opened fire after being subjected to heavy stoning by a mob.
The ruling National Conference called the killing of Altaf a cold blooded murder. The party said Altaf was an active worker of the party. Both factions of the separatist conglomerate Hurriyat Conference called for a shutdown Thursday to protest the killing.
The curfew also followedf a fidayeen strike in Srinagar yesterday in which five paramilitary troops were killed.
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