Under curfew, Kashmir keeps an uneasy calm

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 Sunday morning as there were many violations of the curfew on Saturday, official sources said.

Afzal Guru. AFP

Afzal Guru. AFP

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

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, 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.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 10, 2013 12:10 PM

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