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Curfew in parts of Kashmir Valley as a precautionary measure

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 13:36

Srinagar: Curfew was clamped in Srinagar,
Pampore, Kakapora, Pulwama and Sopore towns as a precautionary
measure even as restrictions remained in force in other major
towns of Kashmir Valley Wednesday in the wake of a protest march
called by separatists.

Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who
has given a call for march to Pampore, was placed under house
arrest last evening as a preventive measure, a police
spokesman said.

"Curfew is in force in Srinagar, Pampore, Kakapora and
Pulwama towns in South and Sopore town of North Kashmir", the
spokesman said.

He said restrictions were also imposed on the movement
of people in Budgam, Anantnag, Bijbehara, Qaimoh, Awantipora
and Baramulla towns of the Valley.

Police and paramilitary forces were maintaining a vigil
as barricades were placed to restrict movement in certain

Life in Kashmir Valley continued to remain disrupted
as shops and business establishments, educational institutions
and private offices remained closed and public transport was
off the roads.


First Published: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 13:36

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