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Parts of Srinagar under curfew after communal violence

November 28, 2012 20:38 IST

An indefinite curfew was imposed in major parts of Srinagar on Wednesday evening.
 
An official statement said, "The district magistrate of Srinagar has imposed curfew in the police station areas of Nowhatta, M.R Gunj, Safakadal, Khanyar, Rainawari, Nigeen, Lalbazar, Zadibal and Parimpora with immediate effect, till further orders."
 
A police spokesman said, "Police has taken cognizance of some skirmishes between two communities in Zadibal area. The civil and police administration are monitoring the situation. There are no reports of anybody getting injured. However, sporadic incidents of stone pelting have been reported."
 
Clashes between members of the Sunni and Shia communities in the old city area of Zadibal on Wednesday afternoon prompted the authorities to impose curfew in areas under nine police stations.
 
Personnel of police and the Central Reserve Police Force have been deployed in sensitive areas of the city to maintain law and order.
 
Meanwhile, two CRPF jawans and a civilian were injured in a powerful hand grenade blast in south Kashmir's Bejibehara town on Wednesday evening.
 
Police said militants targeted a patrol party of the CRPF with a hand grenade which exploded, causing injuries to two jawans and a civilian.
 
The injured were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar