Srinagar : A mob tried to storm an army camp in Bandipora district, shattering the day-long peace in curfew-bound Kashmir even as the Centre rushed about two thousand additional CRPF personnel to shore up security in the Valley where violence since July 9 has claimed 39 lives.
Protesters attacked the army camp at Ajas in Bandipora district, forcing the security forces to open fire. Three persons were injured in the incident, police said.
Curfew remained in force for the third consecutive day while normal life remained paralysed in the wake of deadly clashes that have rocked the Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani nine days ago.
After restricting mobile telephone services, authorities have now snapped landline connections to check the protests.
The fresh curbs come as the local newspapers failed to hit the stands for the second day after authorities raided the printing presses of media houses on Friday night.
The state government has further extended the summer vacations for schools and colleges in the Valley by another week.
The separatists groups have been issuing frequent strike calls, a practice that is reminiscent of the 2010 summer agitation.
Meanwhile, hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has listed six confidence building measures that the Centre should take for return of peace to Kashmir. The measures include rapid “demilitarization” in population centers and repeal of “draconian” laws like AFSPA and the Public Safety Act.