Curfew imposed in three towns of Kashmir

Curfew was imposed in Delina and Palahalan towns of Baramulla district and Bandipora district town in the wee hours, a police spokesman said. The restrictions were clamped as a precautionary measure following reports that some persons were planning to create law and order problems.

Bandipora has witnessed clashes between protestors and security forces after a shopkeeper was arrested by police recently. Although there were no restrictions elsewhere in the Valley, normal life remained affected due to the strike called by Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Shops, business establishments and private offices remained closed in most parts of the Valley. Public transport services also remained off the roads but private vehicles were plying in the city in large numbers.

The strike comes after the Valley witnessed two days of normalcy as Geelani, who is spearheading the ongoing agitation, had exempted Thursday and Friday from the purview of its strike calendar.

Kashmir Valley has been in a grip of protests, strikes and curfew since June when a 17-year-old boy was killed by a tear smoke shell allegedly fired by police at Rajouri Kadal area of the city.

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