Army deployed in Srinagar

Army deployed in Srinagar

Policemen stand gaurd next to a burning tyre as Kashmiri demonstrators set up road blockades after police stopped the funeral procession of Abrar Khan in Srinagar on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Army columns were deployed in the entire city which saw widespread violence in Batmaloo and Maisuma locality resulting in the death of three people on Tuesday.

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 called out on the streets of Srinagar late last night 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, official sources said.

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

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

Protesters had yesterday clashed with security forces in various places including Khanyar, Nowhatta, Rajouri Kadal, Barzulla, Fateh Kadal, Braripora, Tatoo Ground, Hyderpora, Baghat, Rambagh, Jehangir Chowk, Maisuma, and Habbakadal, leaving many people injured.

The protests had begun on Monday night when a group of men started throwing stones at a security contingent.

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