Govt Decides To Impose Curfew In Valley On Friday

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SRINAGAR: Authorities have decided to impose curfew in Srinagar and other major towns of the Valley on Friday, an official spokesperson said here this evening.

“Curfew would remain in force till further orders from tomorrow (Friday) morning onwards in Srinagar and all other major towns of the Valley. The step has been necessitated to maintain law and order in the Valley,” a police officer said here.

He said a meeting of top officials of administration and police was held here on Thursday to review the situation arising out of the killings in Gool. “It was decided in the meeting that curfew will be imposed in the Valley to maintain law and order situation,” he said.

He said that the meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Shalidenr Kumar, IGP Kashmir Abdul Gani Mir, DC Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Shah, SSP City Ashiq Bukhari and other officers.

Meanwhile sources said that authorities have decided not to issue any curfew passes to media persons. “No passes will be issued on Friday. If somebody will have to travel by air, his ticket will be considered as curfew pass,” they said.

Earlier a high level meeting held at the Police Control Room here reviewed the security situation in the Valley following Gool incident. 

IGP Kashmir Division Abdul Gani Mir chaired the review meeting. Sources said that during the meeting it was decided to impose curfew all over Kashmir on Friday.

Sources said that it was decided in the meeting that curfew would be implemented in length and breadth of Kashmir valley on Friday.

Besides IGP, DIG CKR Ahfhad-ul-Mujtaba, IGP CID, Dr B. Srinivasan, DIG Security Mushtaq Mohammad Sadaiq, SSP Srinagar Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, SSP PCR, Sheikh Mahmood, SSP security Rafiq-ul- Hassan, SP traffic Haseeb-ur- Rehman, SP SBK Dr Haseeb Mugal, SP CIK Sheikh Junaid and all zonal SP’s of Srinagar were present at the meeting.

Earlier entire Ramban district was placed under curfew following violent protests.

“We have imposed curfew in Ramban district as a precautionary measure around 5.30 PM today”, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ramban, Shan Vinood Meena said, adding curfew will be strictly enforced.

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