Strict Curfew Implemented in Kashmir as Violence Increases During Protests

Strict Curfew Implemented in Kashmir as Violence Increases During Protests

Strict Curfew Implemented in Kashmir as Violence Increases During Protests

A strict curfew has been issued in Indian Kashmir.  Just a day after 18 people were killed after protesters clashed with police, authorities issued the curfew.  The protests have been an ongoing and violent problem in the area since June.

There are currently thousands of armed security personnel patrolling the towns in the region.  As the patrols made announcements directing people to stay indoors, several residents were injured when they refused to abide by the orders.

The clash on Monday between authorities and protesters was the largest number of fatalities in a single day during the protests.  At least 88 civilians have been killed since June when the protests began.  Protesters in the region have grown increasingly more aggravated at the Indian rule of the area situated on the India and Pakistan border.

Indian government officials have planned to consult with all of the political parties in the country as they search for a way to end the violent protests.  The lack of security in the country has led to all flights to and from Srinagar to be cancelled.

Kashmir’s state government urged the central Indian government to repeal a security law implemented over 20 years ago which allows members of the armed forces to shoot, arrest, and detain people without fear of prosecution.  Residents of Kashmir have said that the power and protection given to armed forces members has been greatly misused.

It has been alleged that security forces in the area have been told to shoot on site if they find curfew violators.


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