Sopur tense; Police, CRPF use force to quell protesters

Sopur tense; Police, CRPF use force to quell protesters
UNITED NEWS OF INDIA

Updated at 1430 hours IST

Srinagar, Nov 24: Police and paramilitary CRPF troopers used force to quell the protesters in north Kashmir’s Sopur town on Monday.

Reports said the trouble started when hundreds of people took to the streets, protesting against the killing of two youths in Varmul and other alleged atrocities by troopers from Friday evening.

As the demonstrators were moving towards the main Sopur town, troopers and policemen resorted to baton charge and fired numerous tear smoke shells to disperse them. The protesters were demanding immediate action against those involved in the killing of two youths and release of all the arrested during the anti-poll demonstrations in north Kashmir areas.

Shops and business establishments in Sopur town and adjoining areas remained closed and traffic was off the road. Work in government offices was also affected.

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