Curfew continues in Anantnag

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 02, 2010 08:30 hrs

Curfew continued in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag town for the fourth day on Thursday.

Restrictions were also imposed on the movement of people in the old city areas of Srinagar as a precautionary measure.

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

Some private vehicles could be seen plying the roads in the civil lines area of Srinagar and in Budgam, Ganderbal and Bandipora towns.

Curfew was reimposed in the Kashmir Valley after the death of teenager Irshad Ahmad Parray of Anantnag in police firing on Monday evening.

Parray, 11, was killed when a huge mob of stone pelters attacked the Sherbagh police post in Anantnag after which security forces fired rubber bullets at the protesters.

With Parray's death, the number of people who have lost their lives in the ongoing unrest, which started here June 11, has risen to 65.

The Kashmir Valley has experienced a surge of violence that has led authorities to impose frequent curfew restrictions in several parts of the State.

Curfew was initially imposed on June 30 in parts of northern and southern Kashmir to stop demonstrations over the death of a couple of protestors.

It was lifted some days later, but was again imposed as fresh violence erupted. (ANI)

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