Journalists Denied Entry Into Curfew-Bound Handwara Town

Journalists Denied Entry Into Curfew-Bound Handwara Town


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A group of journalists on Thursday said they were not allowed to enter into curfew-bound Handwara town where three civilians were killed in army firing on Tuesday.

Another youth was killed in forces action on protesters in Drugmulla area of the district yesterday.

2016_4$largeimg214_Apr_2016_114409383A three-member team of Greater Kashmir was asked to return when they tried to enter into Handwara town to discharge their professional duties today morning.

“We were told by the cops that they have strict orders not to allow journalists inside the curfew-bound town. Even top officials of police denied us entry,” said a senior correspondent of Greater Kashmir.

He said that the town has been garrisoned and police and paramilitary forces in riot gear are manning barricades erected at the entry points of the town.

The trouble began in the town after a girl was allegedly molested by a soldier.

The locals staged a massive protest, demanding action against the erring soldier.

However, army opened fire on demonstrators, resulting into three civilian deaths.(Agencies)


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