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Curfew in some parts of Valley

Curfew today remained clamped in parts of Srinagar, Kupwara and Kralpora towns and restrictions imposed on the movement of people in Hyderpora and Budgam towns in view of a shutdown call by separatists across the Kashmir Valley.

india Updated: Aug 30, 2010 11:27 IST

Curfew today remained clamped in parts of Srinagar, Kupwara and Kralpora towns and restrictions imposed on the movement of people in Hyderpora and Budgam towns in view of a shutdown call by separatists across the Kashmir Valley.

In Srinagar city, curfew was imposed in seven police station areas of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Bemina and Qammerwari, police said.

They said curfew will remain in force in Kupwara and Kralpora towns of north Kashmir, while restrictions have been imposed in Hyderpora and Budgam towns in central Kashmir.

The hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, spearheading the ongoing agitation, has called for a complete strike and peaceful protests throughout the Valley today.

However, there will be no strike from 5 PM today till 7 am on Tuesday, the separatists said.

Shops, educational institutions, banks and private offices were closed and all modes of transport was off the roads.

The Valley was rocked by violence following death of a teenager on June 11 after he was allegedly hit by a teargas shell near Rajouri Kadal area of old city. Street protests since then have claimed 64 lives.