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Situation in Kashmir remains peaceful

india Updated: Aug 20, 2008 16:41 IST

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Barring some protest marches by students, the situation in Kashmir valley remained peaceful on Wednesday, official sources said.

All shops and business establishments were open and vehicular traffic plied normally, they said.

However, students of various educational institutions held a peaceful march in different parts of the valley to mourn death of the students killed recently in police firing on protesters demanding opening of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road.

Twenty-two people including senior separatist leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz were killed and scores of others injured in the firing on August 11.

In Srinagar, the students took out a procession which went round the interior city including Jamia Masjid and culminated at the residence of a youth who fell to the bullets of Police at Rainawari locality last week.

Security has been beefed up in the sensitive areas of the city to maintain law and order.

Meanwhile, tension gripped in Sopore Township of north Kashmir following death of a youth who was critically injured in a road accident while heading to join the massive rally organised by Separatists here three days ago.

All business establishments in the apple-rich township of Baramulla district remained closed to pay homage to the deceased Asif Ahmad Shalla, a student from Zaloora village of Sopore, the sources said.

Hundreds of people turned up to join his funeral procession amid shouting of pro-freedom slogans, they added.

Some youths also indulged in stone-pelting at various places in the town forcing the public transport to suspend operations, they said.