Protest in Kashmir in 2hrs curfew relaxation

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Srinagar, Jul 3: During the two-hour curfew reposition, a group of agitators started protest in old Anantnag district of Jammu-Kashmir on Saturday, Jul 3.

Police fired warning shots and winged teargas shells to disperse stone-pelting protesters and the authorities again imposed curfew in two more areas of Trehgam and Kupwara towns after agitation by locals.

Following the killing of three persons, curfew imposed in Anantnag town on Jun 29.

It was relaxed for two hours from 7 a m on Jul 3 in old town areas. However, the relaxation was adjourned as people took the streets in Lal Chowk and Sherpora areas and pelted stones on law enforcing agencies.

Police lobbed tear gas shells and fired in the air to disperse the protesters, as the protests compounded.

Government offices, educational institutions, banks, semi-government offices, shops and business markets remained closed and transport, both public and private, was off the roads.

"The examinations and screening tests scheduled for 3rd 4th Jul 2010 have been postponed," said the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission.

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