Curfew imposed in parts of Indian-occupied Kashmir after death of three civilians

SRINAGAR:  Curfew and restrictions have been imposed in parts of Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK) after the death of three civilians by Indian forces. According to sources, the curfew has been imposed to prevent protests against the killing of three civilians in army firing on protesters. Earlier, people held a demonstration at a bazaar in Indian-held Kashmir’s Srinagar and raised slogans against Indian troops for alleged sexual assault bid on a woman at the hands of a trooper in Handwara town of frontier Kupwara district. Some young guys threw stones at Indian troops and, in return, forces opened straight fire at the protesters. A statement by the Indian Army stated that the army fired after people tried to storm their bunker in the town. The authorities have ordered investigations into the alleged sexual assault bid and the firing on protesters. Meanwhile, thousands of people participated in funeral prayers of two civilians including the woman. Reports said mourners shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans during the funeral procession.

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