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Updated: August 26, 2010 15:18 IST

Curfew in parts of Srinagar, restrictions in some towns

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A wounded protester is being carried on a stretcher for treatment at a local hospital in Srinagar on Wednesday. Curfew is in force in parts of Srinagar on Thursday in view of protests and a shutdown call by the Hurriyat.
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A wounded protester is being carried on a stretcher for treatment at a local hospital in Srinagar on Wednesday. Curfew is in force in parts of Srinagar on Thursday in view of protests and a shutdown call by the Hurriyat.

Curfew remained clamped in parts of Srinagar on Thursday besides restrictions in Bijbehara, Anantnag and Budgam towns in view of protests and a strike called by separatists across the Kashmir Valley.

District Magistrate, Srinagar, Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo said that areas under the jurisdiction of police stations of Bemina, Qamarwari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal and Maisuma remained under curfew.

In addition, restrictions have been imposed on the movement of people in areas falling under police station Batamaloo, Abi Guzar area of Kothibagh Police station and police station Soura, where a teenaged boy, injured during clashes on August 23, succumbed to injuries on Wednesday, triggering fresh protests resulting in injuries to six persons, police said.

They said restrictions on the movement of people also remained in force in Bijbehara, Anantnag and Budgam towns as a precautionary measure.

The law enforcing agencies have been advised to allow the movement of government employees after showing their departmental identity cards.

The hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, spearheading the ongoing agitation, has called for a complete shutdown and sit-in protests across the Valley.

Shops, educational institutions, banks and private offices remained closed and all modes of transports were off the roads.

The Valley was rocked by violence following the death of a teenager on June 11 after he was allegedly hit by a teargas shell near Rajouri Kadal area of old city. After that street protests broke out in the Valley which has claimed 64 lives so far.

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