Curfew continues in all major towns of Kashmir Valley

An uneasy calm prevailed across Kashmir Valley where curfew remained in force in Srinagar and other major towns without any relaxation for the third consecutive day Wednesday.

Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 12:54 PM IST

Srinagar: An uneasy calm prevailed
across Kashmir Valley where curfew remained in force in
Srinagar and other major towns without any relaxation for the
third consecutive day Wednesday.

"There is no report of any violation of curfew from
anywhere so far," a police spokesman said.

However, two incidents of arson were reported in
Sopore and Handwara towns of North Kashmir late last night.

Some people tried to set ablaze a revenue office at
Sopore, 55 kms from here, in Baramulla district but timely
action of police saved the building and the records but the
windows of the building got damaged.

The spokesman said some people set ablaze a municipal
committee post at Gonipora-Handwara, 80 kms from here, in
Kupwara district.

Barring these two incidents, the situation remained by
and large peaceful throughout the night, he said.

At least 25 people, including seven policemen, were
injured in fierce clashes between stone-pelting mobs and law
enforcing agencies in different parts of Kashmir Valley
yesterday.

The spokesman said curfew continues to remain in force
in Srinagar city, Budgam and adjoining areas including
Chadoora in central Kashmir, Ganderbal and adjoining areas
including Kangan in north-east of the valley.

Anantnag district town, Kulgam district town, Qoimoh,
Pulwama district town, Shopian district town, Pampore town,
Awantipora town, Tral in south Kashmir, Tangmarg, Sopore town,
Kupwara district town, Trehgam, Kralpora, Handwara town,
Chotipora, Kulangam and Bandipora district town in north
Kashmir were the other towns under curfew.

Kashmir Valley has been rocked by violent protests
since June 11 following the killing of a teenager in downtown
Srinagar allegedly by police. The unrest has so far claimed
89 lives.

PTI