Srinagar: Curfew remained in force in
parts of North Kashmir for the third day on Monday even as a
separatist-sponsored strike disrupted normal life in Srinagar
and other major towns of the Valley.
Curfew continued in Sopore town and Delina and
Palhalan villages of Baramulla district and Bandipora district
town as a precautionary measure, a police spokesman said.
He said the law and order situation in the
curfew-bound areas and elsewhere in the Valley was normal.
"There are no reports of any untoward incident from
any place. The situation at this hour is normal and under
control," the spokesman said.
However, shops and business establishments and private
offices remained closed in most parts of the Valley due to the
strike called by hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference led
by Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
Public transport services also remained off the roads
but private vehicles were plying in the city in large numbers.
Some commercial vehicles were also seen plying on some routes
in the Valley.
Kashmir Valley has been in a grip of protests, strikes
and curfew since June when a 17-year-old boy was killed by a
tear smoke shell allegedly fired by police at Rajouri Kadal
area of the city.