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Last Updated : Aug 03, 2020 10:57 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Article 370 abrogation anniversary: Curfew ordered in Srinagar

Srinagar administration on Monday evening imposed curfew in the city fearing intel over violent protests on the first anniversary of revocation of article 270 in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Srinagar administration on August 3 evening imposed a curfew in the city citing inputs of violent protests on the first anniversary of revocation of article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

Centre had, on August last year, revoked J&K's special status under Article 370 of Indian Constitution.

These restrictions shall come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force on August 4 and 5, the order said, adding, the restrictions previously ordered on account of COVID-19 shall continue thereafter till August 8, unless revised earlier.

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Srinagar Senior Superintendent of Police has reported that a series of inputs have been received suggesting that separatist and Pakistan-sponsored groups are planning to observe August 5 as "Black Day" and violent action or protests are not ruled out.

"There are specific inputs about violent protests endangering public life and property," the order said, according to reports.

The administration, according to reports, has also said that the gathering of protesters could be detrimental to efforts for COVID-19 containment.

(With inputs from PTI)
First Published on Aug 3, 2020 10:35 pm
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