Curfew imposed in Bandipora, Kupwara districts

July 23rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, July 23 (ANI): Curfew was clamped in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora and Kupwara districts following a separatist call to hold demonstrations in protest against the killing of several youth.

The hardline Hurriyat group, headed by Syed Ali Geelani, has called for a march to the Khanqah-i-Moula mosque area in the old city and for post Friday prayer protests across the Valley.

Police and paramilitary force have been deployed in strength to maintain law and order. Restrictions on the movement of the people continued in Srinagar, Baramulla district of north Kashmir, Pulwama and Kulgam districts of south Kashmir and Budgam district of central Kashmir.

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces since June 11. (ANI)

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