Afzal Guru hanging: Curfew continues for 4th day in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 12 : Indefinite curfew restrictions continued for the fourth day today in Kashmir Valley to prevent violence in the wake of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging in New Delhi's Tihar jail.
Despite curfew restrictions, clashes between demonstrators and security forces had left one person dead and more than 50 others injured since Guru's hanging.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police personnel, wearing bulletproof jackets and holding automatic weapons and lathis in their hands, remained deployed to strictly implement the curfew restrictions.
Reports received from different parts of Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, Baramulla, Sopore,
and Pattan in north Kashmir, Anantnag, Kulgam , Pulwama, Shopian
and Pampore in south, said nobody was being allowed to move out of their homes.
People alleged that in curfew-bound areas, they were facing
shortage of essential commodities.
The separatist organisations, including both factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC), have called for four-day general strike against the hanging of Guru.
However, breakaway HC has called for 'Eidgah chalo' on Friday.
Two people drowned while four others were rescued after they were allegedly chased by security forces in Sumbal area of
north Kashmir. However, police said they drowned after a boat, in which they were crossing the river Jhelum, capsized.