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PHOTOS: PM, Sonia visit jawans injured in Hyderpora strike

Last updated on: June 25, 2013 17:23 IST

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi Tuesday visited the Army base hospital at Badamibagh cantonment in Srinagar to inquire about the condition of jawans injured in the Hyderpora attack.

General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 corps Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh briefed them about the condition of the injured personnel, officials said.

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Image: Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, J&K CM Omar Abdullah and Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad visit jawans injured in Monday's militant strike in Srinagar
Photographs: Anil Raina

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The prime minister and Sonia Gandhi prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured jawans.

Eight army personnel were killed and 16 others were injured in a deadly attack by militants at Srinagar's Hyderpora bypass Monday.

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Image: Dr Singh inquires wellbeing of an injured jawan in Srinagar on Tuesday
Photographs: Anil Raina

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Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad accompanied Singh and Gandhi during their visit to the base hospital, officials said.

Meanwhile, many tourists had to remain in their hotel rooms as security forces erected barricades and concertina wires at various places across the city including world famous Dal Lake, due to strict security measures put in place for the VVIP visit.

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Image: Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi visit injured jawans in Srinagar on Tuesday
Photographs: Anil Raina

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The 3 km stretch between Nehru Park and SKICC along the banks of Dal Lake was off limits for all including tourists.

There were reports of tourists being beaten up by security personnel at Khayam Chowk as visitors were unaware of the situation following Monday's militant attack in which eight soldiers were killed.

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Image: Heavy police restrictions have been put in place Srinagar in the wake of PM and Sonia Gandhi's visit to the Valley
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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The SKICC, venue for PM's functions in Srinagar, has been turned into a fortress with state police, CRPF and BSF patrolling the waters of Dal Lake.

The shikarawallahs have been directed not to come within 1 km radius of the SKICC.

Army is keeping vigil along the ridges of the Zabarwan Hills overlooking Dal Lake.


Image: J&K Police personnel question women as during stringent restrictions in Srinagar on Tuesday
Photographs: Umar Ganie
Tags: SKICC , CRPF , BSF , Dal Lake , Sonia

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