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Updated: August 18, 2010 16:28 IST

Curfew clamped in major towns of Kashmir Valley

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CRPF personnel stand guard near a barbed wire fence during curfew in Srinagar. File photo
The Hindu CRPF personnel stand guard near a barbed wire fence during curfew in Srinagar. File photo

According to police, curfew has been imposed in Srinagar and all major towns in the Valley barring Ganderbal, Handwara, Shopian and Kulgam as a precautionary measure. On Monday, 10 persons were injured in protests during a separatists-sponsored shutdown

After a day’s break, curfew was today again imposed in major towns in Kashmir in the wake of a separatists’ call for shutdown and marches in Srinagar, Anantnag and Sopore to protest against killings and deployment of troops in the Valley.

Police said curfew has been imposed in the city and all major towns in the Valley barring Ganderbal, Handwara, Shopian and Kulgam as a precautionary measure.

The authorities had lifted curfew in the Valley barring in Trehgam, Anantnag and Mattan towns yesterday coinciding with a break in the strike called by the separatists.

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

Kashmir has been rocked by violence following the death of a teenager on June 11 after being allegedly hit by a teargas shell at Gani Stadium near Rajouri Kadal. After that street protests broke out in the valley claiming 59 lives.

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