Curfew lifted from almost entire Kashmir Valley

Barring Sopore town, curfew was Wednesday lifted from the entire Kashmir Valley but normal life was disrupted due to a strike called by hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 12:07 PM IST

Srinagar: Barring Sopore town, curfew was
Wednesday lifted from the entire Kashmir Valley but normal life
was disrupted due to a strike called by hardline faction of
Hurriyat Conference.

"Curfew has been lifted from entire Kashmir Valley
this morning except some places in Sopore town," a police
spokesman said here.

He said curfew remained in force in Shalipora,
Ashpeer, Iqbal Colony, Chankhan and Neharpora areas of the
apple town, 52 kms from here.

Curfew was imposed late on Monday night to thwart a
planned march by separatists to the Hyderpora residence of
hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani yesterday.

Normal life was today hit due to a strike called by
the hardline faction of Hurriyat as part of its protest
calendar.

Shops, banks, private offices and business
establishments were closed while public transport was off the
roads, official sources said.

However, private vehicles were seen plying on the
roads in large numbers and educational institutions were open
in view of the annual examinations.

Security force personnel have been deployed at
sensitive spots in the city following reports that some
elements were planning to disrupt peace in these areas, the
sources said.

PTI