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  • Curfew clamped in some parts of Kashmir Valley

    Published on August 21, 2010

    Curfew was clamped on Saturday in some parts of Srinagar, Sopore, Anantnag and Bijbehara towns in the wake of a separatists’ call for shutdown and protests.

    “Areas under the jurisdiction of police stations of Srinagar district – Batamloo, Bemina, Qamarwari, Kralkhud, Nowhatta, Khanyar, M R Gunj, Safakadal, Rainawari, Maisuma, Shaheedgunj and Abi-guzar area of police station, Kothibagh will remain under curfew from 6 am till further orders”, District Magistrate, Srinagar, Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo said.

    Police said curfew will remain in force in Sopore, Anantnag and Bijbehara towns as a precautionary measure following the death of two persons in police firing on violent protestors on Friday.

    Shops, banks, educational institutions and private offices remained closed and all modes of transport were off the roads in most parts of the Valley.

    The Valley was rocked by violence following the death of a teenager on 11th June after allegedly being hit by a teargs shell at Gani Stadium near Rajouri Kadal.

    After that street protests broke out in the Valley which has claimed 62 lives so far.