Hurriyat March : Curfew in entire Srinagar


Prime VIP
Srinagar, July 2

Apprehending trouble ahead of the proposed march to Eidgah called by the APHC, curfew was imposed on the summer capital since early this morning. At least 20 persons, including eight cops and CRPF men, were injured in clashes with protesters defying curfew in different parts of the Valley today.

The police said incidents of stone throwing were reported from Shankergund in Sopore, Trehgam in Kupwara district, Samboora in Pulwama district and Choon in Budgam district.

However, the police and the CRPF chased away the miscreants. Eight policemen and two civilians were injured in these clashes, a police spokesman said, describing the situation across the Valley as by and large peaceful.

There was no relaxation in curfew in other major towns of the Valley, including Sopore and Baramulla in north Kashmir and Anantnag in south Kashmir. Other areas in south Kashmir, including Pulwama, Kulgam, Kokernag, Beijbehara, Achabal, Dooru and Koimoh, also reeled under the restrictions following the death of three youths in Anantnag on Tuesday.

After the late evening protests in the summer capital on Wednesday and the proposed march by the APHC to Eidgah today, the district administration imposed curfew on the entire district since last night. The areas under seven police stations of the city had been under curfew for the past five days.