Curfew back in Srinagar to curb march

Geelani, who has been spearheading the “Quit Kashmir” campaign for the last four months, has appealed to the people to march from various parts of the city to the uptown Hyderpora area of Srinagar on Tuesday.

“Curfew has been imposed on Srinagar city and other major towns of the Valley in order to prevent violence by miscreants,” said a senior policeman here. Heavy deployments of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and local police in full gear have been made in the old city and uptown areas of Srinagar to enforce curfew.

“Instructions have, however, been given to the security forces to allow candidates to appear for the secondary school board exams and supervising staff to perform their duties without any hindrance throughout the Valley,” police said. “The candidates’s roll number slips and identity cards of the staff shall be treated as curfew passes.”

Shops, educational institutions, transport, banks and post offices remained closed in Srinagar, which wore a deserted look as the security forces deployed on the ground ensured there was no curfew violation.

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