Restrictions Relaxed in Handwara; 3 Security Force Bunkers Removed
Curfew-like restrictions were relaxed in violence-hit Handwara town for four hours on Tuesday but remained in force in Kupwara and Trehgam towns of north Kashmir, police said.
Municipal authorities in Handwara town removed three security force bunkers from the main market, fulfilling one of the long pending demands of local residents.
Police say so far the situation in violence-hit town was peaceful.
However, there was no relaxation in the curbs on the movement of the people in Kupwara and Trehgam towns in view of apprehension of violence. The restrictions were eased on Monday for three hours but had to be clamped again following violent protests.
Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Handwara town and some adjoining areas following violent protests over the alleged molestation of a girl by an army soldier last Tuesday.
Three people including a woman were killed in firing by security forces on protestors on Tuesday while two others were killed on Wednesday at Drugmulla and on Friday at Nathnusa.