Curfew continues in Bhaderwah for third day

Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities continue to clamp curfew in Bhaderwah town of Doda district of Jammu region for the third consecutive day, today.

The curfew was imposed in the town following massive protests against the cold-blooded murder of a Muslim, Nayeem Ahmed Shah, by Hindu extremists on Wednesday night.

On the fateful night, a group of three persons was heading towards their native Mohalla Qilla area of Bhaderwah along with their cattle when they were fired upon at 2 am by cow vigilantes near Nalti village. In the attack, an elderly Muslim Nayeem Ahmad Shah was killed on spot while his associates managed to escape with minor injuries.

Following the killing of Nayeem, massive protests erupted in the area with protesters demanding immediate arrest of the culprits. Indian police had resorted to brute force to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes, prompting the authorities to impose curfew in the town.

Meanwhile, Islamic religious scholars from Rajouri and Poonch in their addresses to public gatherings demanded fair investigation into the killing.

District President of Anjuman Ahl-e-Sunnat, Rajouri, Maulana Mohammad Farooq Naeemi, said that police should hold speedy probe into the killing of the Muslim and that the culprits should be booked under law.

The Chairman of Kishtwar Majlis-e-Shura Committee and Imam Jamia Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo, in his statement denounced the killing of a Muslim in Bhaderwah. He said the murder is an act against humanity, peace, unity and brotherhood in the region.

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