Undeclared curfew paralyses life in JK

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Srinagar, Nov 6: Undeclared curfew in Srinagar and other major towns paralysed life in the Kashmir valley as thousands of para military forces and state police personnel remained deployed on deserted streets since Wednesday, Nov 5 evening.

The authorities imposed undeclared curfew to prevent people from attending Jamia Masjid march call, given by the Coordination Committee (CC), spearheading the present agitation in Kashmir.

The CC had given the call to remember the martyrs of 1947 in Jammu.

A large number of security forces personnel holding automatic weapons besides lathies were guarding the streets in Srinagar, strictly enforcing the restrictions though police claimed that no curfew has been imposed in any part of the valley today.

However, people including media persons and those associated with essential services were not allowed to move out of their houses.

''The curfew has been imposed since early this morning and we have strict instructions not to allow any one'', a CRPF officer told at Ram Bagh.

A resident from Nowhatta told UNI over phone that large number of CRPF and police personnel have been deployed in the area since last evening to prevent people from going to nearby Jamia mosque.

We were not allowed even to bring milk and bread by the security personnel deployed just outside our main gate, said the resident Mohammad Ashraf.

He said morning prayers were also not held in a number of mosques because of restrictions.

Similar reports were received from other parts of the city and major towns.

The CC, an alliance of both the factions of Hurriyat Conference and other separatist organisations, has appealed to people to join the Jamia march where they were to announce the poll boycott schedule.


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