Curfew imposed across Valley
18 Youth Arrested
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Sept 30: Authorities clamped a curfew across the valley on Thursday in response to the strike call of Hurriyat Conference. However, the south Kashmir districts of Pulwama and Shopian were exempted.
Sources said the decision to impose curfew was taken as a precautionary measure in view of the Allahabad High Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya title suit case. Police said no untoward incident was reported anywhere from the valley even as elaborate security arrangements were in place in the city centre and its peripheries in view of the legislature being in session.
The Moulana Azad Road—the main route leading to the legislature complex—was dotted by alert police and CRPF troopers.
Reports said north Kashmir towns including Varmul, Sopur, Bandipore, Ganderbal and Kupwara remained locked down as curfew was in place.
Police said curfew was relaxed in several areas of Kupwara and Handwara from 9 am to 2 pm. In Kupwara, relaxation was extended up to 4 pm.
Reports from south Kashmir districts of Kulgam and Islamabad said curfew was in place in the towns and their peripheries. However, Shopian and Pulwama were exempted from the curfew today.
The central Kashmir’s Budgam district was also placed under curfew.
The residents of Pampore told Greater Kashmir that police detained Manzoor Ahmad Mir, Aashiq Ahmad Sofi, Javed Ahmad Sofi and Mudasir Ahmed of Pampore during raids.
They alleged that police picked up them again after court released them on bail.
At least 14 youth were arrested during a crackdown in Nowshara and Zoonimar in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, a minor, Faisal Nabi of Fateh Kadal was released by court here today.
His counsel Rafiq Joo told Greater Kashmir that police had booked him on charges of stone pelting.
“He was booked in a number of cases,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 30 Sep 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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