Clashes in curfewed Srinagar against Ramban bloodbath

Srinagar, July 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, despite curfew and restrictions, people took to the streets in Srinagar to protest against the attack on worshipers, desecration of Quran and Ramzan Ramban bloodbath by Indian troops. Clashes took place between protesters and Indian paramilitary personnel in different areas of Srinagar early this morning when heavy deployment was being made to enforce curfew restrictions in the city. Two vehicles of police were damaged in the clashes.

Most parts of the Kashmir Valley including Srinagar and other major towns were put under curfew as the situation remained tense.

Entire Hurriyet leadership was put under house arrest while JKLF Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik, was lodged in Kothi Bagh Police Station and senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, at Saddar Police Station in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed following strict curfew in the occupied territory as well as in Ramban district. The paramilitary and police personnel were seen patrolling the streets of the district.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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