Curfew imposed in tense parts of Valley
Srinagar: In the wake of a youth's death in the north Kashmir town of Baramulla after security forces opened fire, authorities have imposed curfew in many areas across the Valley.
"Curfew has been imposed in Rainawari, Nowhatta, SR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud and Zadibal police stations areas of Srinagar city today. Curfew has also been imposed in Baramulla, Sopore, Pulwama and Kulgam towns", a senior police officer said here. Reports from other major towns of the Valley indicate police and central reserve police force (CRPF) have been deployed in strength to maintain law and order.
Tahir Lateef Sofi, 24, was killed in a firing incident at Chati Padshahi Bridge in north Kashmir's Baramulla town, allegedly by the army, during protests. Residents of the area said a group of locals started the protest gathering in Kakar Hammam area of the town after homes were ransacked and parked vehicles smashed, allegedly by security forces, and there was firing in the air from security personnel to quell the protest.
Thousands of people later gathered in the town and attacked the office of the district magistrate demanding action against those involved in the killing of the youth.
Reacting on the rumours that Congress may name Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman, Nandan Nilekani as its candidate for Prime Minister, JD(U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari said the move could be suicidal for the party.
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