Srinagar: A day after a youth was killed, tension prevailed in J&K on 1st September with the government blocking roads leading to Lal Chowk centre in Srinagar and reimposing curfew in three places under MR Gunj and Nowhatta police stations limits.
Curfew was reimposed because separatists extended their shutdown up to 8th September and have asked people to block all roads near the Information Department, Radio Kashmir and Doordarshan. Security forces were deployed in strength at these departments.
Kashmir Valley was virtually curfew free, however, the security forces imposed restrictions on the movement of the people at many places in the old city.
The youth identified as Danish Ahmad who was killed in firing by security forces when a mob pelted stones at a passing army convoy in Rafiabad area, Baramulla district. The angry mobs also torched the house of ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Rajya Sabha member, Nazir Ahmad Laway in Chawalgam village, Kulgam district.
As per the media reports, the mob first torched the guard room at the house of Rajya Sabha member and then set fire to the main building.
A stone pelting mob clashed with the forces in Sopore town on 1st September, while another torched a three-wheeler in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar for defying the shutdown of separatists.
Since 9th July, when the Valley rose in protest over the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani of Hizbul Mujahideen, a total of 72 people, including three cops, have been killed and more than 11,000 were injured in the Kashmir Valley.