Curfew continues for 13th day in Srinagar

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Srinagar, Sep. 24 (ANI): Curfew continues for 13th day in Srinagar on Friday even after the decision of the separatist Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference to suspend the ongoing agitation.

The Hurriyat Conference decided to suspend the ongoing agitation on Thursday. The authorities felt that restriction across the Kashmir Valley should continue for some more time, based on intelligence inputs.

Vehicles of the police and the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) went around making announcements on Thursday night as well as on Friday morning, asking people to stay indoors. Past experiences has been that disturbances break out on Fridays.

Security forces have also sealed all the roads in the Valley to restrict public movement.

Markets are shut and barbed wire fencing and barricades erected as precautionary measures.

Army vehicles were also deployed at key points.

This is the third time since Sunday that strict curfew has been imposed in Kashmir.

Curfew was re-imposed a day after an all-party delegation, led by Home Minister P Chidambaram, visited the region to assess the situation in the state. By Fayaz Ahmad (ANI)

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