Curfew clamped in old city areas of Srinagar
Curfew was imposed in old city areas of Srinagar on Tuesday to thwart a march called by the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference to the Eidgah graveyard in Srinagar.india Updated: Oct 26, 2010 12:01 IST
Curfew was imposed in old city areas of Srinagar on Tuesday to thwart a march called by the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference to the Eidgah graveyard in Srinagar.
"Curfew has been imposed in downtown city as a precautionary measure," a police spokesman said in Srinagar.
The areas falling under police stations of Nowhatta, Maharajgunj, Safakadal, Khanyar and Qamarwari police division have been placed under the restrictions, the spokesman said.
The hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference had asked people to march to Eidgah graveyard in Safakadal area to press for resolution of Kashmir issue and to pay tributes to those killed in the Valley over the past 20 years.
The spokesman said the law and order situation across the Valley was peaceful so far.
Elsewhere in Kashmir Valley, there were not much restrictions on the movement of the people but normal life remained disrupted due to a strike called by the hardline Hurriyat faction.
Shops, business establishments and private offices remained closed on account of the strike. Public transport was off the roads but some private vehicles were plying the roads.
Kashmir Valley has been in a grip of protests, strikes and curfew since June when a 17-year-old boy was killed by a tear smoke shell allegedly fired by police at Rajouri Kadal area of the city.