Curfew was today imposed in four districts of Kashmir Valley as authorities apprehended breach of peace in the wake of the arrest of hardline Hurriyat leader Masrat Alam.

A police spokesman said curfew has been imposed in Srinagar city, Ganderbal district town and Kangan town.

In north Kashmir, Baramulla town, Pattan, Palhalan, Kunzar, Tangmarg, Kupwara town, Trehgam, Kralpora, Handwara town, Kulangam and Chotipora have been placed under curfew.

However, curfew was relaxed in Kupwara from 10.00 AM onwards while in Handwara the restrictions have been eased from 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM, he said.

The restrictions were imposed as authorities apprehended that separatists might try to disturb peace by instigating violent protests in response to the arrest of Alam, a close confidante of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, last night.

The spokesman said the situation in the Valley is peaceful so far.