Heavy security presence disrupted normal life in Srinagar on Saturday, as authorities clamped down an undeclared curfew in the summer capital to desist protesters agitating over the death of a teenager killed by police firing on Friday.
A heavy police and paramilitary posse descended to impose tight restrictions in the Nowhatta area of Jammu and Kashmir.
In Jammu unruly scenes were witnessed in the state Assembly, where Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members forced the adjournment of proceedings for nearly half an hour.
Speaking to the media, a minister in the Omar Abdullah led NC-Congress alliance government later said that a probe would be ordered into the firing.
On Friday, CRPF personnel opened fire to disperse crowds of stone-throwing protesters demanding the release of secessionist leaders jailed last year, one person was killed while another sustained injuries in the firing.
“We have imposed security restrictions to prevent violent protests,” an unnamed police official was quoted as saying by correspondents reporting from Srinagar.
Most shutters remained closed through the day while vehicular transport was affected ij some areas in response to a strike called to protest the firing incident, which was strongly condemned by Hurriyat faction head Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.