- Title: India reimposes movement curbs on parts of Kashmir's main city after clashes
- Date: 18th August 2019
- Summary: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (AUGUST 18, 2019) (REUTERS) BARBED WIRES ON STREET DOME OF A MOSQUE PEOPLE IN LARGELY DESERTED STREET / CLOSED SHOPS MEN WALKING ON A DESERTED ROAD ELDERLY MAN SITTING SECURITY PERSONNEL ON GUARD (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) A SRINAGAR RESIDENT, SAYING: "Does this happen in today's time that people are treated in this way? Even animals have rights but we do not have any rights. We have been locked down completely." SECURITY PERSONNEL STANDING NEXT TO A SECURITY VEHICLE BOARD READING (English and Hindi): 'INDIAN OIL' A MOTORBIKE MOVING ON ROAD FUEL STATION JAMMU AND KASHMIR POLICE SIGN BOARD VEHICLES MOVING ON ROAD SECURITY PERSONNEL ON GUARD
- Embargoed: 1st September 2019 09:00
- Keywords: India Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan Article 370 curfew lockdown Srinagar
- Location: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMR, INDIA
- City: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASQTXDZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday (August 18) after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said.
In the past 24 hours, there has been a series of protests against New Delhi's Aug. 5 revocation of the region's autonomy. This followed an easing in curbs on movement on Saturday morning.
While vehicular movements remained minimal, locals in a very few numbers were seen stepping out of their houses in largely deserted streets. Markets and local shops remained shut amid tight security in all the regions of the city.
"Does this happen in today's time that people are treated in this way? Even animals have rights but, we do not have any right. We have been locked down completely," said a Srinagar resident who refused to give his name.
The state government has said that it has not imposed a curfew over the past two weeks, but on Sunday people were being turned back at multiple roadblocks set up in the city in the past few hours. Security forces at some roadblocks have told residents there is a curfew.
Two senior government officials told Reuters that at least two dozen people were admitted to hospitals with pellet injuries after violent clashes broke out in the old city on Saturday night.
Representatives in the Jammu and Kashmir government in Srinagar and the federal government in New Delhi did not immediately return calls asking about the latest clampdown or seeking an assessment of the number of injuries and clashes.
One of the official sources said that people pelted security forces with stones in around two dozen places across Srinagar. He said that the intensity of the stone pelting protests has increased over past few days.
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