Kashmir under siege as Manmohan visits

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Srinagar, Oct 11: Jammu Kashmir residents showed their displeasure to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by declaring 'civil curfew' and peaceful demonstrations. In Srinagar, transport was off the roads on Saturday, Oct 11 while shops, markets and petrol pumps remained closed.

Law enforcement agencies have enforced prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the city, said official sources. On Friday, Oct 10, two persons were killed and 75 others, including 34 security personnel, were injured in clashes between demonstrators and the law enforcing agencies in the city.

According to reports from district towns, a complete shutdown was observed in Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian.

Earlier on Friday, the separatists' coordination committee had given a call for peaceful protests and observance of civil curfew today to convey to the Prime Minister that mere packages would not solve the Kashmir problem, as it involved the future of a nation.


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