Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Three more deaths in Kashmir today

Three more deaths in Kashmir today
Three more people died on Tuesday as crowds defying curfew orders clashed with security forces, taking the toll to 25 in the last five days of unrelenting violence in the Kashmir Valley.
An official said the security forces have been instructed to firmly tackle violence in the Kashmir Valley, but ensure that firearms are not used unless all other preventive measures are exhausted.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who returned after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union Home Minister P Chidambaram in Delhi, chaired a meeting in Srinagar late Monday.
The meeting was attended by senior officers of the army, state police, central and state intelligence agencies and paramilitary forces.
The valley has been on the boil due to violent protests against civilians being killed in firing by security forces since June 11. Thirty-seven civilians have been killed in the last six weeks, with 23 of them dying since Friday.


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