Curfew enforced in Kashmir districts

Indian policemen detain Kashmiri supporters of Awami Ittihad Party during a protest against a fatal paramilitary shooting in the disputed territory in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. After the shooting, local residents demanded the removal of the police camp.

Related Stories

A curfew has been imposed in parts of Indian-administered Kashmir after the killing of a man on Wednesday, allegedly by security forces.

The man was shot dead during a protest in the town of Shopian where tensions have run high ever since troops killed four people last Saturday.

Separatist groups also called a strike to protest against Wednesday's killing.

Security forces denied any role in the shooting, saying their troops were not even deployed in the area.

But residents claim that the protest, which took place near a police camp in Shopian, turned violent when paramilitary troops fired at protestors.

Reports say that afterwards, local residents hurled stones, shouted slogans and demanded that the police camp be removed.

Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan, has seen an armed insurgency against Indian rule since 1989.

In recent years violence in Kashmir has abated from its peak in the 1990s, but the causes of the insurgency are still far from resolved.

On Saturday renowned Indian conductor Zubin Mehta conducted a concert by the Bavarian State Orchestra in Srinagar.

Separatists protested, saying the concert was an attempt to legitimise Delhi's rule in the disputed region.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More India stories



  • Children in Africa graphicBaby steps

    Why are more children in Africa living beyond five?

  • Olive oil and olivesFood myth

    Did 1950s Britain get its olive oil from a pharmacy?

  • Rio Ferdinand and David Moyes'Playing to win'

    Memorable quotes from sporting autobiographies BBC Sport

  • Hand washing to contain Ebola in LiberiaEbola virus

    More action is needed to tackle Ebola, say experts

  • shadow of people kissing on grassOutdoor love

    Should the police intervene when people have sex in public?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.