Strict restrictions paralyze life in India-controlled Kashmir for third day

21:29, July 01, 2010      

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Kashmiri protesters clash with Indian policeman after police stopped a protest march in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, June 28, 2010. Thousends of people defied security restrictions and clashed with Indian peolice in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday, with two people were killed in separate incidents. (Xinhau/Javed Dar)

Curfew- like restrictions in Muslim dominated areas of India-controlled Kashmir Thursday paralyzed life for third straight day, officials and locals said.

The restrictions have been imposed by authorities in a bid to impede violent protests in the region.

Thousands of policemen and India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in riot gear have been deployed across all the major towns including Srinagar city, the summer capital of India-controlled Kashmir to impose restrictions for the third consecutive day.

A group of women protesters this morning tried to break the restriction and march toward a Mosque in Srinagar in response to separatist call. However, the police impeded the march and chased away the women.

A large number of women police personnel were also deployed along with men to prevent the protest march.

On Wednesday no violence was reported barring some minor incidents. Officials said the day passed off without casualties.

The strict restrictions are in place in Sopre and Anantnag towns located toward northwest and south of Srinagar city. Both the towns witnessed killings in police and paramilitary shooting on protesters in previous days.


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