Curfew clamped in four districts of Kashmir Valley

Curfew was Tuesday imposed in four districts of Kashmir Valley as authorities apprehended breach of peace in the wake of the arrest of hardline Hurriyat leader Masrat Alam.

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2010, 13:46 PM IST

Srinagar: Curfew was Tuesday imposed in four districts of Kashmir Valley as authorities apprehended breach of peace in the wake of the arrest of hardline Hurriyat leader Masrat Alam.

A police spokesman said curfew has been imposed in Srinagar city, Ganderbal district town and Kangan town.
In north Kashmir, Baramulla town, Pattan, Palhalan,
Kunzar, Tangmarg, Kupwara town, Trehgam, Kralpora, Handwara
town, Kulangam and Chotipora have been placed under curfew.

However, curfew was relaxed in Kupwara from 10.00 AM onwards while in Handwara the restrictions have been eased
from 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM, he said.
The restrictions were imposed as authorities
apprehended that separatists might try to disturb peace by
instigating violent protests in response to the arrest of
Alam, a close confidante of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali
Shah Geelani, last night.

The spokesman said the situation in the Valley is
peaceful so far.

PTI