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Youth killed in firing; Govt convenes meeting on security

india Updated: Mar 08, 2009 19:21 IST

As tension prevails in Nowhatta on the third day after the killing of a teenager in firing by police and paramilitary personnel, the Jammu and Kashmir government is holding a meeting with security officials on Sunday to discuss the situation in the area.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who heads the unified command, comprising of Army, Paramilitary forces, police and central and state intelligence agencies, has convened the meeting which was still in progress, official sources said.

The incident sparked off protests provoking the state government to order an investigation.

Over 30 people, including six police personnel, were also injured in the firing on violent protesters demanding release of detained Hurriyat leaders at Nowhatta on Friday.

Meanwhile, the situation continued to be tense in various parts of the old city, including Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, Nawab Bazar, Habbakadal, Kanikadal, Fatehkadal and Safakadal where groups of youth indulged in stone pelting on securitymen despite prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and vehicle off the roads due to prohibitory orders imposed since Saturday when a massive protest was held in the area.