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A peaceful R-Day in Kashmir
Mukhtar Ahmed in Srinagar | January 26, 2007 20:09 IST
Unprecedented security marked this year's Republic Day functions in Kashmir, which on passed off without any untoward incident.
Entry into the stadium was highly regulated with entry passes and metal detector door frames. Various separatist groups had called for a general strike, which completely paralyzed normal life in Kashmir on Friday. The summer capital, wore a deserted look and even private transport remained off the roads.
The Republic day functions were held at all the district and Tehsil headquarters in Kashmir this morning. Security forces had occupied all high-rise buildings around the venue of the main parade. Sharp shooters and sniffer dogs were also deployed to augment the vigil across Srinagar.