Some stray incidents of stone- pelting were reported from various parts of Kashmir on Friday even as curfew was again imposed in parts of Srinagar district and restrictions were put in place elsewhere in the valley in view of call by separatists for a march to the local UN office. Curfew was imposed Friday morning in seven police station areas of Srinagar district as a precautionary measure, a police official said. The decision was taken as authorities had apprehended violence after Friday prayers. As a result, the roads across Srinagar city wore a deserted look after six days of increased movement of private vehicles.
Restrictions on assembly of people were also in force in rest of Kashmir Valley and security forces had been deployed in strength to maintain law and order, the official said.
In the evening, a police spokesman said, “During the day 11 incidents of stone-pelting were reported from Srinagar and\ Baramulla and Sopore in Baramulla district. The overall situation remained by and large peaceful.”
He said 56 people allegedly involved in different crimes of creating public disorder have been arrested during the last 24 hours.
“Continuing with its efforts to neutralize the activities of the miscreants and hooligans, 56 persons found involved in different crimes of creating public disorder have been arrested,” the spokesman said.
Normal life continues to be affected in Kashmir since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.
The unrest has claimed as many as 83 lives and left thousands of others injured in clashes between protestors and security forces.
Some of the top separatist leaders and youths accused of inciting violence have been arrested by police over the past three months. Over 300 persons have been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA).