Shopian siege

Shopian siege

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Stones hurled all around the roads, shops and businesses closed. Police and paramilitary forces prowl side streets and lanes that connect to main roads, from where angry protesters attack them with stones, while standing or sitting in the deserted streets of Shopian – 26 miles from Srinagar. In this southern part of the Indian-controlled Kashmir, people had put themselves under strict civil curfew to mark the protest against the killings of five youth by the Indian troopers of Central Reserve Police Forces’ (CRPF) 114 battalion in Gagran village on September 7 and 11, and against the uninterrupted sixteen days long

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