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Curfew lifted from central Srinagar, Sopore town

india Updated: Jul 14, 2010 13:33 IST

Curfew was on Wednesday lifted from Batmaloo area of Srinagar and Sopore town but life continued to remain disrupted in the Kashmir Valley due to a strike called by the separatists.

Curfew, which was clamped in Batmaloo area of central Srinagar and Sopore town in North Kashmir on Tuesday, was lifted, police said.

Prohibitory orders clamped on Tuesday were also lifted except in the areas falling under four police station areas of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Maharajgunj and Safakadal in old city, they said.

The restrictions in old city continued as processions were taken out by people in several areas last evening after the restrictions were relaxed, police said.

They said the restrictions were imposed on Tuesday to foil separatists' plan to take out processions to martyrs graveyard Naqashband Sahib in Khawja Bazar area.

Police and paramilitary troops are deployed in the entire Valley to maintain law and order as hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference led by jailed leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a strike and asked people to stage peaceful demonstrations in their respective areas on Wednesday and Thursday.

Shops and educational institutions were closed and transport off the roads in the Valley, official sources said.

However, in civil line area of the city, some vehicles were seen plying, they said.