Journalists denied entry into curfewed Handwara town

Srinagar, April 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, a group of journalists said, today, that they were not allowed to enter into curfew-bound Handwara town of Kupwara district where three civilians including an aged woman were killed in Indian army’s firing on peaceful protesters on Tuesday.

Another youth was killed when Indian troops opened fire on protesters in Drugmulla area of the district, yesterday. A three-member team of Srinagar-based English daily Greater Kashmir was asked to return when they tried to enter into Handwara town to discharge their professional duties, today.

“We were told by the cops that they have strict orders not to allow journalists inside the curfew-bound town. Even top officials of police denied us entry,” said a senior correspondent of the daily. He said that the town had been turned into a military garrison where police and paramilitary personnel in riot-gears were manning barricades erected at the entry points of the town.

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