Day 3: Clashes, shutdown in Kaimoh

Amid complete shutdown, clashes continued in Kaimoh area of this south Kashmir district for the third consecutive day Monday. 
Reports said a complete shutdown was observed in Kaimoh town and its adjoining villages of Khudwani, Redwani and Frisal to protest the killing of a teenager, Suhail Ahmad Lone—a 9th grade student—in CRPF firing in the area on Saturday. 
Shops remained closed while traffic was off the roads. 
Shutdown was also observed in Kulgam town and its adjoining areas.
Eyewitnesses said police and paramilitary forces were deployed in strength in Kaimoh areas to thwart any attempts at protests. However, they said, youth came out on the roads and fought pitched battles with the forces who lobbed tear-gas shells to quell the demonstrations.
“The youth refused to relent and offered stiff resistance,” witnesses said, adding, “Several youth, cops and paramilitary forces sustained minor injuries in the clashes.”
Meanwhile, the condition of the youth who was shot at by the government forces in Dehruna village of Anantnag (Islamabad) district last night is “stable.” Ehsan-ul-HaqWani, aged 16, was hit by a bullet when government forces fired at the ant-Israeli protesters in Dehruna, reports said. Haq was shifted to District hospital Anantnag were from he was referred to SMHS hospital Srinagar. “Haq had been hit by a bullet which had pierced through is back. He has been operated upon and his condition is stable,” said a doctor at SMHS hospital.
Locals alleged that the CRPF men went berserk in the area and thrashed the villagers last night. “The CRPF men barged into several houses, beat up inmates and ransacked the household goods,” the villagers alleged.

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