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Handwara Firing Incident : Curfew Executed in Kashmir and Army Orders Investigation

Jammu Kashmir's Handwara District Imposed with Curfew
Written by Team Maffat

Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara district clash led to curfew in the district as per the issue held on Tuesday, 12 April 2016.  Two youths were killed and two others injured during a clash between security forces and civilians over the alleged molestation of a girl in north Kashmir’s Handwara town Tuesday.

According to villagers, at around 3.45 pm army personnel allegedly tried to molest a girl inside the washroom nearer to an Army bunker in the main market area of Handwara. As the news spread, people assembled near the spot and started complaining against the Army. To control the mob, Rashtriya Rifles and J&K Police personnel allegedly opened fire, which left four people injured.

Now to control the situations, North Kashmir’s Handwara town is imposed with Curfew as dozen villagers were injured and four were killed. One of the youths, killed in the clashes, was buried in Kupwara amid anti-India protests. Locals said curfew was imposed in Handwara and its neighboring areas as authorities fear fresh protests in the town.

The Army and police have feel sorry the killings and announced an investigation into the matter. JK Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the guilty will be punished.

Army Orders Investigation in JK

Army Orders Investigation in JK

Restrictions have been compulsory in areas falling under five police stations in the old city. There is also a strike in the Valley called by protestors against the killing of the youths in Handwara.

Today, The Indian Army released a video, in which the molested girl has denied molestation attempt by any Army man. In that video, the victim girl is seen completely rejecting the reports of being molested by any soldier. She claimed to have been strained by some locals. the girl claimed, she went to relieve herself near an Army bunker and when she came out she was slapped by a youth, who was accompanied by few others.

Now Indian Army has ordered an enquiry into the incident and assured that anybody found guilty will be dealt with as per the law. Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti termed the incident as unfortunate and assured a fair enquiry. Authorities have imposed curfew in Handwara town.



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