Lal Chowk Shuts Against Death Of Maisuma Youth

SRINAGAR: A day after recovery of missing youth’s body, complete shutdown was observed in parts of Civil Lines amidst clashes, witnesses said here on Monday.

On Sunday, clashes had rocked Maisuma area of the city here after a missing youth’s body was found in Shadipora from Jhelum in north Kashmir. The locals alleged that the youth was murdered while as police said they are investigating the matter.

Even as there was no call for shutdown, all the shops and other establishments remained closed in Maisuma, Lal Chowk and Budshah Chowk against the death of the youth. During the shutdown, clashes broke out between youth and government forces at Maisuma after which harsh restrictions were imposed in the area.

Witnesses said that paramilitary CRPF ruthlessly thrashed a youth near Akhara building with batons as they accused him of pelting stones on them. The youth was later detained by police.

Witnesses further said that CRPF men had imposed strict restrictions and they were not allowing civilians as well as media men to go inside Maisuma. 

JK Gets Rs 19.61 Core for Replacing Damaged Books

SRINAGAR: Government of India has provided funds to the tune of Rs. 19.61 Crore under PM’s National Relief Fund to the government of J&K for replacement of text books damaged during floods of September 2014.

In a written reply to the joint question by PDP MP’s Mir Mohammad Fayaz and Nazir Ahmad Laway, Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Zubin Irani said that during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to flood affected regions of Jammu & Kashmir in October, 2014 demands given by the State Government included the replacement of damaged text books for the primary and upper primary children in the flood affected areas in the State.

“This proposal was supported by HRD Ministry and fund amounting to Rs 19.61 Crore was provided by the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund through National Disaster Management Authority to the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir, for replacement of text books,” she said.

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