Curfew in Srinagar after clashes

Curfew continued in the areas under nine police stations of the city on Thursday. The indefinite curfew was imposed on Thursday night after minor clashes broke out between two communities in downtown localities.

Despite heavy downpour, police and paramilitary contingents were deployed across the city. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the city. Shops and offices in the civil lines area remained open and transport also plied normally on all routes. However, University postponed all the exams scheduled for the day.

On Thursday evening, the government imposed curfew in nine police stations of Srinagar, most of them in downtown city. Officials said that meeting will be held to review if the curfew should be relaxed on Friday. "In some parts the curfew will continue on Friday as well,'' police official said.

Sources said 12 days ago, members of two Muslim sects had heated arguments over a trivial issue. Though the matter was resolved, there were minor skirmishes in certain pockets on Thursday.

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