No relaxation in Baramulla after night-long protests

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Baramulla, Aug 14 (UNI) There was no relaxation today in the indefinite curfew imposed in the town after the death of senior Hurriyat Conference (HC) leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz during Muzaffarabad march on August 11.

Thousands of people defied curfew restriction and took to streets in their respective localities raising pro-freedom and anti-security force slogans late in the night.

The demonstrators also used public address system in the mosque for raising slogans. They alleged that security forces had used maximum force on peaceful processionists, while they remained mute spectators in Jammu where communal forces looted fruit trucks, attacked Kashmiri drivers and local Muslims and Gujjar tribe.

Apprehending trouble, the authorities did not relax the curfew, official sources said adding the decision to relax it would be taken after proper review of the situation.

Baramulla remained in focus for the past three days as thousands of people from different parts of the valley marched to cross over Muzaffarabad through Uri tehsil of this district.

It was on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road at Sheeri, senior Hurriyat leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz was killed in police firing on Monday.

Sheikh was among thousands of people who joined the Muzaffarabad march call given by both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference and Kashmir Fruit Growers Association (KFGA) in view of the alleged blockade of the Jammu-Srinagar highway and attack on Kashmiri drivers at Jammu.

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