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Curfew, Strike hits normal life in Indian Kashmir

Nazir Ganaie

Srinagar: Curfew was re-imposed on Saturday in three towns of Indian Kashmir’s northern side as authorities apprehended breach of peace even as normal life in the rest of the Valley was disrupted due to a strike called by the veteran Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who is also spearheading the ongoing ‘Quit Kashmir’ movement across the state.

A top police officer told Agence India Press that curfew was clamped in Delina and Palahalan towns of Baramulla district and Bandipora district town in the wee hours.

The restrictions were clamped as a precautionary measure following reports that some persons were planning to create law and order problems.

Bandipora has witnessed clashes between protestors and security forces after a shopkeeper was arrested by police recently.

Although there were no restrictions elsewhere in the Valley, normal life remained affected due to the strike.

Shops, business establishments and private offices remained closed in most parts of the Valley. Public transport services also remained off the roads but private vehicles were plying in the city in large numbers.

Meanwhile according to reports amid a complete shutdown groups of youth appeared on streets in Safa Kadal, Nowhatta, Gojwara, Nawab Bazar, Kani Kadal and other areas of the old city and staged pro-freedom demonstrations. Besides chanting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, the protesters also pelted rocks and stones on the forces triggering off clashes.

However, no reports of injury in the clashes were received.
Meanwhile some stone pelting incidents were reported in Samboora in south Kashmir.
“Youth pelted stones at the motorcade of a mainstream politician. Ali Muhammad Dar”, witnesses said.

Reports of complete shutdown were also received from Shopian, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam district of South Kashmir.
In Pulwama minor clashes broke out between protesters and the forces.
Amid a complete shutdown groups of youth appeared on
streets in Safa Kadal, Nowhatta, Gojwara, Nawab Bazar, Kani Kadal and other areas of the old city and staged pro-freedom demonstrations. Besides chanting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, the protesters also pelted rocks and stones on the forces triggering off clashes.
However, no reports of injury in the clashes were received.

Kashmir 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 fired by police at Rajouri Kadal area of the city. 111 civilians have been killed most of the teenagers at the hands of the state forces.

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