Sectarian clash leads to curfew in Srinagar
Markets and streets in Srinagar bore a deserted look on Thursday as curfew continued in nine police station areas following sectarian clashes.
The imposition of the curfew late on Wednesday evening caused confusion among residents, many of whom found out about it in the morning when security personnel stopped them on the streets.
"The curfew seems to be a result of the clash between two Muslim sects yesterday, but nobody was told about it. We were going about as usual, when we saw that the streets were deserted and no public transport vehicles were plying. I do not know why the government imposes curfew like this," said Zahoor Ahmad, a resident.
In view of the situation, all schools in the city have been closed and the Kashmir University has postponed examinations.
According to reports, the curfew was imposed after sectarian clashes broke out near Hawal area in the old city.