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After Shopian, Baramullah protests rock J-K


Mufti Islah,CNN-IBN
Jun 30, 2009 at 12:10am IST

Kashmir: Kashmir is on the boil again with violent protests against alleged police atrocity and misbehaviour with a woman. With memories of Shopian incident still fresh, it's now an incident in Baramulla that has got protestors out on the streets of Kashmir.

Angry protestors pelted stones and clashed with police on Monday at several places in Baramullah over alleged police misbehaviour with a woman.

At least two people were killed in the police firing that followed the protests and the situation was still not under control by evening.

The entire area has been put under Section 144, resticting movement and gatherings to stop futher trouble.

Jammu-Srinagar Highway though has been opened for traffic and the govt in a quick damge-control exercise ordered a magisterial enquiry into the deaths in police firing.

"Fourteen people have been injured out of which seven have received bullet injuries. One of them is dead. We are investigating all the allegations," said Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Latif-u-Zaman Deva,

Police, however, say there was no such incident of misbehaviour with any woman.

But the latest incident comes at a very embarassing movement for Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

His government is still to recover from the violent protests in Shopian where two women were allegedly raped and murdered by security forces.

"The security forces are very rude. they don't allow uus to take the injured top the hospital," said a resident of the area.

As if Shopian was not enough now Baramullah has erupted setting the streets on fire.

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