Jammu, May 16, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, curfew was imposed in Bhaderwah town of Jammu region following violent protests triggered by the killing of a Muslim youth by Hindu extremists. Reports said that a group of three persons was heading towards their native Mohalla Qilla area of Bhaderwah along with their cattle when they were fired upon at 2 am by cow vigilantes near Nalthi village. In the attack, Naeem Ahmad Shah (50), was killed on spot while two of his associates managed to escape with minor injuries.
The incident triggered widespread protests as people were demanding immediate arrest of the culprits. Indian police used brute force and fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes. The ding-dong battles between Indian forces’ personnel and protesters were going on at Takiya Chowk when last reports came in.
The occupation authorities have imposed curfew and suspended internet service in the town.
“One person with the name of Nayeem was coming from Chatergala side. When he reached a spot near Nalti area, he was killed and another person received splinter injuries (in firing),” IGP Jammu Zone, M K Sinha, told media.
“The situation is tense but under control. Curfew has been imposed in the town,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhadarwah, Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh, in a statement said, “This is a cold-blooded murder and has been carried out on the behest of the goons of BJP, RSS and Shiv Sena, who are hell bent to polarize the situation here. If the kingpins are not booked immediately, this will have very dangerous consequences and for that only administration with Modi’s agenda will be responsible.”
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