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Curfew in all major towns of Kashmir

A Kashmiri woman peeks from behind her curtain during curfew in Srinagar. File photo

A Kashmiri woman peeks from behind her curtain during curfew in Srinagar. File photo   | Photo Credit: NISSAR AHMAD

Three persons hurt during alleged firing by security forces over the last three days died of injuries, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest to 102

Barring Baramulla, curfew was re-imposed in all major towns of the Kashmir Valley today notwithstanding the separatists’ decision to exempt the day from protests and strikes.

Meanwhile, three persons injured during alleged firing by security forces over the last three days died of injuries, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest to 102, official sources said here.

Curfew, which was relaxed in almost entire Srinagar city yesterday after six days, was clamped again today. A police spokesman said all the major towns of the Valley have been put under curfew barring Baramulla town in north Kashmir.

Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who has been issuing weekly agitation calendars, had exempted the day from protests and strikes, and asked people to carry out their normal activities.

Of the three who died of injuries, one was hurt in a firing incident at Palhalan in Pattan area of Baramulla district, another at Khanabal in Anantnag district yesterday and the third on September 16 at Lethpora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

Yesterday, three persons were killed and 30 others injured in violence in Kashmir. Two persons were killed and three others sustained injuries as security forces allegedly opened fire on a group of persons coming out of a mosque at Palhalan in Pattan area, 32 kms from here, in Baramulla district.

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