Curfew-like situation in Kashmir

November 21st, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Nov 21 (ANI): To foil any untoward situation in the Kashmir valley due to separatists call to stage a protest march to Jamia Masjid, the authorities on Friday deployed thousands of security personnel to the city which resulted in curfew-like situation.

Deployment of the security personnels has been made to Srinagar and other major towns of the valley as the Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, is likely to lead the protest march to Jamia Masjid.

Due to the restrictions imposed by the police and paramilitary personnel and a general strike called by the coordination committee of separatists and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, all shops, business establishments, government offices, educational institutions, banks, courts and other institutions remained closed today.

Police vehicles fitted with public address system made a round of the city at around 5 a.m. asking people not to venture out of their houses as curfew has been imposed, one of the residents told reporters today.

However, police spokesperson denied imposition of curfew but added that security forces have been given strict orders not to allow movement of four or more people at a place. (ANI)

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