Curfew in force in Srinagar as separatists plan protests

Hurriyat`s hardline faction has given a call for a week-long programme of protests.

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2010, 13:33 PM IST

Srinagar: Curfew was in force in Srinagar
Tuesday as a precautionary measure even as restrictions remained
imposed in other major towns of the Kashmir Valley in the wake
of a separatists` protest plan.

"Curfew is in force in entire Srinagar as a
precautionary measure", Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Mehraj
Ahmad Kakroo said.

The hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference headed by
Syed Ali Shah Geelani has given a call for a week-long
programme of protests and asked people to offer prayers on
roads in their respective areas.

Police and paramilitary forces are deployed to enforce
curfew in the city. In old city, spools of concertina wires
were laid on the roads in some areas and barricades erected.

However, people were seen moving on the roads in civil
line areas.

Shops and business establishments, educational
institutions and private offices remained closed and public
transport was off the roads.

Police said restrictions were also in force on the
movement of the people in major towns of the Valley, including
Baramulla, Sopore, Anantnag and Pulwama.

PTI