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Afzal Guru hanging: curfew continues in J&K
Updated: Oct 23, 2014 05:30 AM , By PTI
Policemen patrol a deserted street in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, on Sunday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
Policemen patrol a deserted street in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, on Sunday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Curfew continued in Kashmir for the second day on Sunday following the hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru in Delhi’s Tihar jail.

The restrictions on the movement of people in the Valley were tightened this morning as there were many violations of the curfew on Saturday, official sources said.

At least 36 people, including 23 policemen, were injured in clashes between protesters and law enforcing agencies across the Valley after Guru’s hanging yesterday.

Kashmir’s tale of two executions

The sources said heavy deployment of police and paramilitary CRPF remained in place in all vulnerable areas of the Valley to maintain law and order.

Deployment of security forces has been strengthened in areas where protests took place yesterday, they said.

Meanwhile, mobile internet services remained down for the second day as a precautionary measure and news channels were also not being aired by cable TV operators. Newspapers also failed to hit stands this morning due to the curfew.


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