| GEO World|
| Unannounced curfew in H-Kashmir to thwart anti-India demos|
| Updated at: 1701 PST, Friday, July 23, 2010|
SRINAGAR: The authorities clamped curfew in Srinagar, Sopore, Kupwara, Handwara and Bandipore while imposing strict restrictions in Baramulla, Pulwama, Islamabad, Kulgam, Budgam and other towns in Held Kashmir to thwart anti-India demonstrations.
Life continued to remain disrupted in the Valley with shops, business establishments, educational institutions and banks remaining closed and traffic off the road. Despite restrictions, people staged protests in Srinagar, Budgam, Pampore, Shopian, Pulwama, Sumbal, Safapora, Hajan and Langate areas. Indian police subjected the demonstrators to heavy baton charge and excessive teargas shelling, injuring several of them.