Restrictions in parts of Srinagar to stay Sunday

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 01, 2012 15:40 hrs

Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) A curfew imposed after Shia-Sunni clashes earlier this week and lifted from most parts of the city Saturday morning would remain force in some areas of the summer capital Sunday to maintain law and order, the authorities said.

The district magistrate announced that curfew would remain in force in Zadibal and Nowhatta police station areas Sunday.

"Curfew would also remain in force in areas falling under police post Urdu Bazar in the city," a senior police officer told IANS.

Sectarian clashes between Shia and Sunni Muslims had erupted in the city Wednesday following which authorities had placed nine police station areas of the city under curfew.

Life started normally in the city after the curfew was lifted Saturday, but two groups again clashed with each other in Hawal and Zadibal areas of old city forcing the authorities to re-impose restrictions there.

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