Curfew reimposed in Handwara

Handwara (Jammu and Kashmir): The curfew has been reimposed in Jammu and Kashmir`s Handwara district.The curfew, which was imposed in wake of protests triggered by the death of four people over `molestation` of a girl allegedly by a soldier in Handwara, was, however, lifted till 11:00 a.m. on the sixth day today.

Restrictions have been imposed in downtown Srinagar where stone pelting incidents take place almost every Friday.

Mobile Internet services remain snapped across the valley.The girl yesterday recorded her statement before the Chief Judicial Magistrate in the Jammu High Court. It is reported that the girl stood by her earlier statement that she was not molested by any army soldier on Tuesday.

The girl along with her father was presented before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Handwara, last evening and her statement was recorded.The army, had on Wednesday, circulated a video in which the school girl denied molestation by a trooper and alleged that local boys had harassed and slapped her when she returned from a washroom located close to the army bunker at Kashmir`s Handwara town.

On Tuesday, security forces opened fire on protesters, who accused a trooper of molesting the school girl, killing two and injuring 20 others. In subsequent protests two more civilians including a woman were killed in firing.