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Curfew in Kashmir for 4th day after Afzal hanging

Uninterrupted curfew restrictions continued for the fourth day today in Kashmir Valley to prevent violence in the wake of Afzal Guru's hanging in New Delhi's Tihar jail. Has Kashmir situation been handled competently after Afzal hanging? | Curfew, media gag to continue till Feb 15video

india Updated: Feb 12, 2013 14:32 IST

Curfew continued in Kashmir Valley for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday even as authorities blocked all roads leading to the hometown of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru to foil any attempts by people to assemble there on the fourth day ceremony of the deceased.

"Curfew is in place in the Valley for the fourth straight day. The night passed off peacefully," a police spokesman said.

He said there were no reports of any fresh incident of violence or violation of curfew this morning.

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The authorities have blocked all roads leading to Sopore town, the hometown of Guru, as some separatist outfits had called for a march to mark the fourth day of his death today.

Valley residents remained without mobile Internet services and newspapers for the fourth day while news channels remained off air on cable TV networks.

Additional forces have been deployed at vulnerable spots following clashes between protestors and law enforcing agencies.

Three persons have died while over 50 others including 23 cops have been injured in the clashes since Saturday, when Guru was hanged inside Tihar Jail in Delhi.

Woman pulls the corner of her pants which got stuck in concertina wire after attempting to cross it during a curfew in Srinagar. Reuters photo/Danish Ismail