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Curfew reimposed in Kashmir

Last updated on: February 14, 2013 23:27 IST

Authorities on Thursday reimposed curfew in Kashmir to foil any plans of separatist groups to stage a march to Eidgah graveyard in memory of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.

Police vehicles fitted with public address systems announced the imposition of curfew and asked people not to venture out of their homes. A police spokesman said the curfew has been clamped as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

The hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for march to Eidgah graveyard in the memory of Guru on Friday. Curfew was relaxed in many parts of the valley on Thursday morning as the region had started limping back to normalcy.

Curfew was imposed across Kashmir valley on Saturday following hanging of Guru inside Tihar Jail in Delhi. Three persons died and over 50 others were injured in clashes between protesters and security forces during protests against Guru's execution.

With inputs from PTI

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar