| GEO World|
| India clamps curfew in occupied Kashmir|
| Updated at: 1245 PST, Wednesday, July 21, 2010|
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, curfew and restrictions were imposed at many places across the Kashmir Valley, today, to prevent protests against Indian state terrorism and continued killing of civilians by Indian paramilitary troopers in the territory.
Curfew has been imposed in Srinagar, Sopore and Baramulla, while restrictions and shutdown in other cities and town of the occupied territory. “The restrictions are also being strictly enforced in Batmallo and Shaheedgunj areas of Srinagar city,” said a police officer.
The forum patronised by senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani called for sit-ins and protests across the Kashmir Valley demanding the release of hundreds of illegally detained Hurriyet leaders and activists, including ailing leader, Syed Ali Gilani. The protests are part of the ‘ Go India go and Quit Kashmir’ programme.
Educational institutions, shops, post offices, banks, public transport and other business establishments were closed in areas under restrictions and curfew.
Police and Central Reserve Police Force troopers have been deployed in the areas under curfew and official restrictions to disallow any pedestrian and traffic movement there.
The valley has been under curfew and restrictions for more than a month due to killing of civilians including young boys and a girl by police and paramilitary forces indiscriminate firings since June 11.