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Curfew continues in Kashmir

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 04:45 hrs

Srinagar: Curfew continued in Kashmir for the second day today following hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru in Delhi's Tihar jail.

The restrictions on the movement of people in the Valley were tightened this morning as there were many violations of the curfew yesterday, official sources said.

At least 36 people, including 23 policemen, were injured in clashes between protesters and law enforcing agencies across the Valley after Guru's hanging yesterday.

The sources said heavy deployment of police and paramilitary CRPF remained in place in all vulnerable areas of the Valley to maintain law and order.

Deployment of security forces has been strengthened in areas where protests took place yesterday, they said.

The sources said that there has been no fresh violence today in the Valley.

Meanwhile, mobile internet service remained down for the second day as a precautionary measure and news channels were also not being aired by cable TV operators. Newspapers also failed to hit stands this morning due to curfew.




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