Kashmir Valley calm, curfew relaxed in parts of Srinagar

Last Updated: Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 14:16

Srinagar: After days of unrest, Kashmir
Valley was on Saturday relatively calm with authorities relaxing
curfew in parts of the city for the first time in the past one
week to allow people to buy essential items.

One person, Rameez Reshi, who was injured in police
firing last evening, succumbed to his wounds this morning
raising the number of people killed in the present unrest in
the Valley to 33.

He was injured when an unruly mob attacked a police
post at Warpora, Sopore following which the police and
security forces used cane charge, tear smoke grenades and
shells to disperse it.

The mob did not relent and the security forces opened
fire in which Rameez was injured.He was admitted to a hospital
here for treatment where he succumbed today, police said.

The funeral procession of Reshi was addressed by
separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani over phone from
Srinagar in which he advised people to remain calm. The
mourners dispersed peacefully after the burial.

"The situation is normal.There has been no stone
pelting incident or violation of curfew as of now....We are
monitoring the situation and will take any decision as and
when required," Inspector General Police (Kashmir range)
Farooq Ahmed said.

The authorities relaxed curfew in civil line areas of
Srinagar for two hours.

Curfew was imposed in entire Valley on July 31 in the
wake of violent protests in which 33 persons have been killed
and several others, including securitymen, injured.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 14:16

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