Uneasy Calm Prevails in Bandipore

SRINAGAR:  Barring few stray incidents of stone-pelting the situation in restive Hajan and adjoining areas including Naidkhai of Bandipore district remained by and large peaceful on Wednesday. However a complete shutdown was observed against the alleged atrocities committed by J&K armed policemen and Central Reserve Police Force personnel during past week.

Pertinently, on Tuesday during violent clashes between residents and government forces scores of people were injured with widespread allegations against Govt forces that they damaged property worth crores of rupees.

According to CNS, authorities Wednesday pulled back police and CRPF from civilian areas and as a result calm was restored in the area. 

The northern district had been on boil since Friday last when police firing left 17 year old Farhat Ahmad Dar dead. 

Eyewitnesses said that the situation remained largely peaceful in the area today but as a mark of protest people observed a complete shutdown. 

All the shops and business establishments remained closed while transport was off the roads.

They said that there were stray incidents of stone-pelting at main chowk however  peace returned immediately. 

According to residents many youth have been lodged in various police stations for their alleged involvement in stone-pelting. Scores of people from Hajin area meanwhile visited JVC Hospital Bemina to inquire about the health of youth who had suffered injuries during yesterday’s clashes.

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