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Afzal Guru hanging: Curfew re-imposed in Kashmir Valley

16 February, 2013

SRINAGAR: Apprehending law and order problem, authorities have imposed curfew in Kashmir Valley to foil any plans of Kashmiris to stage a march to Eidgah graveyard in memory of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.

Authorities last night re-imposed the restrictions across Kashmir as a precautionary measure, a police spokesman said reported PTI.

Police vehicles fitted with public address systems announced the imposition of curfew late last night and asked people not to venture out of their homes.

A police spokesman said the curfew has been clamped as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

Police and paramilitary CRPF were deployed in large numbers across the city and all roads leading to Eidgah in old city were sealed off.

The law enforcing agencies had erected barricades at many places within the city.

Although the shops in the interiors of the city had opened in the morning, police asked the shopkeepers to down their shutters as curfew was being implemented strictly.

The hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for march to Eidgah graveyard in memory of Guru today.

Curfew was imposed across Kashmir Valley on Saturday following the hanging of Guru inside Tihar Jail in Delhi.

Three persons died and over 50 others were injured in clashes between protestors and law enforcing agencies after Guru was hanged last Saturday.

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