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Afzal Guru execution: curfew continues in Kashmir

Restrictions on the movement of people tightened in the Valley
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First Published: Sun, Feb 10 2013. 11 06 AM IST
A file photo shows demonstrators shouting slogans during a protest against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in Srinagar on Saturday. Photo: PTI
A file photo shows demonstrators shouting slogans during a protest against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in Srinagar on Saturday. Photo: PTI
Updated: Sun, Feb 10 2013. 11 31 AM IST
Srinagar: Curfew continued in Kashmir for the second day on Sunday following 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 on Sunday 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.
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 on Saturday, they said.
The sources said that there has been no fresh violence in the Valley. Meanwhile, mobile internet service 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 Sunday morning due to curfew.
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