Curfew in Srinagar, other towns of Kashmir Valley
Srinagar: Curfew was imposed Friday in all major towns of the Kashmir Valley, including this summer capital, to prevent violent protests in view of the volatile situation following the death of a youth in police firing earlier this week.
Curfew would remain in force in the entire Srinagar city and all major towns, including Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipora, Awantipora and Kakapora, said a police statement broadcast on the local radio station here.
A senior police official said curfew had been imposed in view of the violent protests in the region since March 5, following the death of a 24-year-old youth in a firing incident in north Kashmir`s Baramulla town.
Nearly a dozen people were injured in clashes between stone pelting mobs and security forces across the Kashmir Valley Thursday.
Despite curfew restrictions Thursday, hundreds of people participated in a protest march in Baramulla`s old town. Police had to use force to disperse unruly mobs in other parts of the Valley.
In Srinagar city, clashes between stone pelting mobs and security forces continued till late evening in Zakoora area.
Protestors also set afire a vehicle belonging to a private cement factory in south Kashmir`s Pulwama district, police said.
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