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Curfew continues in parts of Srinagar

chandigarh Updated: Dec 03, 2012 13:50 IST

A curfew imposed in parts of Srinagar was extended for the second consecutive day on Monday in order to prevent sectarian clashes, police said.

The curfew would continue in areas under the Nowhatta and Zadibal police stations in the old part of the city, a senior police officer said.

He added that curfew restrictions would also remain in force in areas under the Urdu Bazar police post.

Following Shia-Sunni clashes last week, a curfew was imposed in the city for three days. While the curfew was lifted from most of the areas on Saturday, it was reimposed in parts of the city following eruption of fresh violence between members of the two Muslim communities.

Life in most parts of the city remained normal on Monday as people went about their routine work.

Government offices, banks, post offices, educational institutions, shops, transport and other businesses functioned normally in these areas.