Curbs reimposed in Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir

Curbs reimposed in Srinagar


Restrictions were tightened in some parts of Srinagar on Sunday following incidents of violence a day earlier, even as the first batch of Haj pilgrims returned to Kashmir from Saudi Arabia, officials said.

Restrictions continued in many parts of the Valley for the 14th day.

These were reimposed in certain areas which witnessed trouble on Saturday after the curbs were eased in several areas of the city and elsewhere in the Valley, the officials said.

Officials said protests took place at a dozen places in which several protesters were injured, though the exact numbers were not available.

The flights carrying around 300 pilgrims landed at the Srinagar airport in the morning.

Elaborate arrangements had been made for their smooth movement to their  destinations, they said.

"Only one family member was allowed at the airport to receive the Hajis. A fleet of the State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) buses were deployed to facilitate the movement of Hajis and their relatives with the coordination of all district administrations," the officials said.

Government spokesman Rohit Kansal earlier said the restrictions were eased in 35 police station areas of the Valley. However, several places witnessed clashes between groups of youth and security forces, leading to reimposition of the curbs.

Landline telephone services have been restored in several areas of the city as the process to bring more areas on the telecom map was going on, the officials said.

Some private vehicles were seen plying in the civil lines areas and the other district headquarters of the valley, they said. Some shops were also open.