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  • Curfew imposed in Trehgam; in force in parts of Srinagar

    Published on August 22, 2010

    Curfew was clamped in Trehgam town of Kupwara district on Sunday even as the restrictions remained in force in major parts of Srinagar and Bijbehara town of south Kashmir in the wake of a call for shutdown by the separatists.

    “Curfew was clamped in Trehgam town of Kupwara district as a precautionary measure,” police said.

    They said curfew remained clamped in areas under the jurisdiction of various police stations of Srinagar district — Batmaloo, Bemina, Qammerwari, Kralkhud, Nowhatta, Khanyar, M R Gunj, Safakadal, Rainawari, Maisuma and parts of Khotibagh — till further orders.

    Police said curfew also remained in force in Bijbehara while the restrictions have been lifted in Anantnag and Sopore towns.

    However, markets remained closed and transport was off the roads in most parts of the Valley in response to the separatists’ call for strike.

    The Valley was rocked by violence following the death of a teenager on 11th June after he was allegedly hit by a tear gas shell near Rajouri Kadal area.

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

    Meanwhile, police denied media reports that 42 youths were rounded up in Bemina locality of Srinagar on Saturday during a crackdown and said only six have been arrested.

    “The report published in some newspapers that 42 youths were rounded up in Bemina is incorrect,” they said.

    They said police had launched an operation against the stone-pelters in the area.

    “The police questioned some people out of which only six persons against whom there is enough evidence in form of videos and photographs have been arrested,” police said.