Indian authorities impose curfew across Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, March 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, curfew and strict restrictions have been declared by Indian authorities in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley, today, to prevent protests against the killing of a 22-year-old civilian by Indian paramilitary forces on Wednesday.
Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel had fired on people without any reason in which one civilian Altaf Ahmed Wani was killed and another was critically injured at Zoonimar- Saidapora Soura in Srinagar.
A senior police official said that curfew and strict restrictions were enforced in Srinagar and other towns of the valley, adding that additional forces were deployed across the Valley.
Curfew was imposed from Wednesday night across the Valley and on Thursday the movement of the people will be strictly restricted, said an Indian official. The decision was taken amid apprehensions of more anti-India protests in the wake of killing of Altaf Ahmad Wani by CRPF in Srinagar, he added.
“Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar has been directed to implement the restrictions in letter and spirit,” an official statement said.
Meanwhile, Kashmir University has postponed all the exams which were scheduled to be held on March 14 (Thursday), a KU spokesman said adding that fresh dates will be notified separately.
A SSRB statement notified that all the candidates who had to appear in the written test (multiple choice objective type) for the post of Jr. Assistant (State Cadre) in pursuance to Advertisement Notification No. 01 of 2009 and 02 of 2009, which was scheduled to be held on 14.03.2013, at Government Degree College Bemina, Srinagar and MAM College, Jammu, has been postponed and the next date shall be notified separately.
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