Omar reviews situation; Amarnath Yatra continues

Authorities have imposed curfew, beginning 5.a.m. Friday, in Srinagar and all other major towns in the Kashmir Valley as also in several towns in the Jammu division following widespread tension and clashes triggered by the death of four civilians in BSF firing at Sangaldan in Ramban district on Thursday.

Independent sources told The Hindu that officials at a Border Security Force camp called the brother of an imam of a mosque at Dharam, Sangaldan, on Wednesday evening and asked him to stop Darood and Taraveeh , which are performed at mosques after daily evening prayers during the month of Ramzan. In protest, the man sat on an old bridge and began reciting the Koran.

As some personnel from the camp removed him forcibly, the man went to the mosque and gave his version with the allegation that the BSF had roughed him up and torn off pages of the Holy Scripture.

On hearing this, angry residents marched…