Curfew continues in Se K, Down Town for 7th day today

Curfew continues in Se K, Down Town for 7th day today



SRINAGAR, AUG 16 (UNI):- Security personnel keeping vigil at Lal Chowk in Srinagar enforcing curfew on the 39th day of uprising in Kashmir valley on Tuesday. UNI PHOTO-18U

Curfew continued during the day in Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and Down Town for the 7th consecutive day today in the summer capital, Srinagar, where road blocks in the civil lines have been removed. Police said curfew continued in the areas under the jurisdiction of five police stations in the SeK and down town as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem. However, a resident Muzaffar Ahmad at Nawa Kadal said security forces are being withdrawn in the evening only to return early in the morning every day. He said after strictly implementing the curfew restrictions during the day yesterday, security force left in the evening for their camps. However, as the people woke up this morning, security forces were already there, he said adding people are facing shortage of essentials as vendors from outskirts are not allowed to enter curfew bound areas during the day. Even the bread makers are also not being allowed to open their shops in the morning.



A UNI correspondent who visited the Down Town and SeK saw security forces and state police personnel deployed after every ten feet, directing people to remain indoor. The main Nallahmar road remained closed at several places from Chattabal to Khanyar. However, some women and elderly persons could be seen carrying vegetables and other essentials in these areas. Since vendors are not allowed from outskirts and shops and business establishments also remained closed, we had to go curfew free areas to bring essentials, the residents said. People living on both sides of the Nallahmar alleged that security forces are not allowing vegetable sellers and milkmen to come from outskirts due to which they are facing shortage of these items. At some places private vehicles, particularly two wheelers, could be seen plying though security forces were checking their documents and checking identity cards before allowing them to go.

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