Curfew continues in Srinagar over fears of sectarian clashes

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 07:40 hrs

Curfew in Srinagar continued for the second consecutive day as the Jammu and Kashmir Government fears clashes between different Muslim sects after Friday prayers.

The government had imposed the curfew late in the evening on Wednesday (November 28) following the sectarian clashes.

In an attempt to avert any untoward situation, the authorities have deployed police and Para Military forces at vital places across the city.

The curfew was imposed after two groups of youth reportedly clashed in the city's old quarter. All schools in the city have been closed and the Kashmir University has postponed examinations

A local resident, Bashir Ahmad said that the locals were facing lot of problems due to the curfew.

"Today is the second day of the curfew. The government had announced an indefinite curfew due to the clashes in the down town areas on Wednesday evening. There is curfew for the past two days. We are facing lot of problems as I am going to hospital and people face problem if someone in their family falls sick," said Ahmad.

All shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices would remain closed and the public transport would also remain off from the roads.

Kashmir has witnessed tense situation in recent days, owing to Shi'ite Muslims protesting the ban on Muharram processions imposed by the government. (ANI)

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