Demonstration in Pampore in Kashmir valley , three killed

August 1st, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Aug.1 (ANI): Hundreds of demonstrators broke the curfew and took to the streets here raising slogans and damaged property .Police opened fire to quell the violent mob. The demonstrators vented their fury by setting cars and houses on fire.Till evening, three protestors died during clashes with the security personnel, according to media reports.Kashmir has been witnessing a series of demonstrations for more than a month now.The violence has led the authorities to impose curfew in parts of Kashmir.A curfew was initially imposed on June 30 in parts of northern and southern parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar, to stop demonstrations . It was lifted some days later, but was reinstated as fresh violence erupted.While locals say the protests are spontaneous, the Government has blamed separatists and Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based militant group, for fomenting the latest violence. (ANI)

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