From Sunday, Oct 5 early morning onwards indefinite curfew was imposed in Srinagar and all major towns and tehsils in the Kashmir valley, officials said. It was a preventive measure to avoid any clash, they said. The curfew was imposed from 0430 hours on Sunday,Oct 5 in the areas falling under all police stations in the Srinagar district, said the officials.
The precautions are in place eight weeks after a 'march to Muzaffarabad' led to the death of a Hurriyat leader and several other protesters in police firing. But Separatists claim such harsh measures are unjustified saying that their pro-freedom marches in the past two months have been largely peaceful.