Anantnag erupts, curfew reimposed‎

Written by: Devaki
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Srinagar, Jul 4: The curfew has been reimposed in Anantnag town of south Kashmir, as the youths pelted stones and clashed with police.

Police said that the situation was peaceful in the other parts of the valley including Baramulla, Sopore, Kulgam, Koimoh and old city area of Srinagar, though the curfew in these areas had been completely lifted.

Authorities lifted the curfew in Anantnag at 8 am for two hours but groups of youths came out on the roads at Lal Chowk and staged a march. Police and paramilitary forces tried to disperse them but as the protestors threw stones at them, the curfew was reimposed in the town.

In Pulwama and Rajpora town of Pulwama district, curfew has been relaxed from 8 am. Police said that there was no report of any untoward incident during the relaxation period.

Government-run ration depots opened this morning. People thronged market places and long ques were seen outside the shops as they were short in supply during the week-long curfew. Traffic piled on all the routes in Srinagar as shops and business establishments have been openend.

In Anantnag town, curfew was imposed on Jun 29, after the clashes between protestors and security forces claimed the lives of three people.

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