Minor clashes in old city

No Curfew Today: Govt


Srinagar, Dec 5: Clashes erupted in downtown Srinagar this evening after Muharram mourners were returning to their respective places.
Reports said the clashes broke out at different places in old city including Nowhatta. It was followed by stone pelting among different groups of youth. However police intervened and chased away the protestors.
RTO Kashmir, Muhammad Anees, escaped unhurt when his vehicle (Bolero) came under attack from stone-pelters near Hawal Chowk. Anees along with his team of officials was performing his Muharram duty. Reports said the window panes of RTO’s vehicle were damaged.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Me’raj Ahmad Kakroo Monday dismissed rumours that there will be curfew in the city on Tuesday on the occasion of 10th Muharram.
Talking to local news gathering agency, KNS, Kakroo said, “Procession will be taken from Zadibal to Hassanabad and I along with SSP City will personally monitor the situation.”
He said there will be no restriction on the movement of people in any area of the city. “People are free to move where they want,” he added.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Dec 2011 00:00:00 IST

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