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Curfew re-imposed as violence continues

Sat 10 Sep 2016, 11:20:53
Scores of people were injured in unabated violence across Kashmir on Friday as authorities re-imposed curfew and restrictions to prevent protests and maintain law and order. However, reports said despite curfew, violent clashes between protesters and security forces broke out throughout the Valley after the Friday congregation prayers.
Reports said at least 30 people were injured in the protests across south Kashmir despite stringent curfew. As many as 15 people sustained pellet injuries in various areas of Shopian district. At least 10 people sustained injuries in various areas of Pulwama district while six people sustained injuries in the clashes that erupted in Kulgam town, reports said.
Scores of people were also injured after security forces vandalised the venue of a protest rally and set on fire, several tents erected to host the rally in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Several people were also injured during daylong clashes in Srinagar city where authorities had imposed strict curfew in old city areas. The authorities for the ninth consecutive week disallowed Friday prayers at the historic Jama Masjid in Nowhatta area of Srinagar.

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