Indefinite curfew in Srinagar, Army deployed

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Srinagar, Jul 7: Indefinite curfew continued in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley for the second day on Jul 7 after violent protests left three persons dead and over 70 injured.

The Army was deployed in Srinagar to assist the state administration in maintaining law and order in this indefinite curfew.

Batmaloo and Maisuma locality of Srinagar had seen enough widespread violence from Jul 6 nad army columns are deployed in the entire city.

Curfew was in force in Anantnag, Pampore, Pulwama and Kulgam in South Kashmir and Kupwara and Bandipore in North Kashmir. Restrictions were in force at Sopore and Baramulla where Army also staged a flag march.

The army was assigned on the streets of Srinagar on Jul 6 to enforce the curfew keeping in view the non-availability of adequate number of police personnel, many of whom have been deployed for Amarnath Yatra and counter-insurgency operations.

S S Kapoor, state Chief Secretary had sought the Army's assistance in maintaining law and order.

Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, had appealed to the people to maintain calm and not to violate curfew restrictions.

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