Omar defends clampdown

Srinagar, Feb 15: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has defended imposition of curfew in the Valley saying restrictions would not have been needed if “no one tried to create trouble” after the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru.
“Even these restrictions would not have been necessary if we didn’t have amongst us those determined to create trouble out of this situation,” Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Curfew was re-imposed across Kashmir Valley last night as a precautionary measure to foil the plans of separatist groups to hold a rally in memory of Guru at Eidgah graveyard.
Omar, however, clarified that there were no restrictions on offering prayers at local mosques.
Curfew was imposed across the Valley on Saturday following the hanging of Guru in Tihar Jail in Delhi and relaxed in phased on Thursday and Friday but restrictions were re-imposed last night.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




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