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Curfew imposed in parts of Srinagar

By Mukhtar Ahmad
December 15, 2010 12:55 IST

Curfew was imposed in some areas of Srinagar on Wednesday to prevent a scheduled Muharram procession.

Curfew was imposed in Kothibagh, Ram Munshibagh, Maisuma, Kralkhud and Shaheed Gunj police station areas on Wednesday morning.

The procession, carried out by members of the Shia community on the eighth day of the Muharram month, has not been allowed since the eruption of militancy in Kashmir in the early 1990s.

Security forces have erected barricades at road intersections to prevent pedestrians and vehicles from entering the areas under curfew. Security has been tightened in other parts of the city.

In the recent unrest in Kashmir, 112 people were killed during various protests and hundreds of others injured.

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar