Cur­few-like curbs in Kash­mir ahead of Muhar­ram

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Cur­few-like re­stric­tions were reim­posed on Sun­day in sev­eral parts of Kash­mir, in­clud­ing the city, to foil any plans on taking out Muhar­ram pro­ces­sions in the Val­ley as au­thor­i­ties ap­pre­hended that large con­gre­ga­tions might lead to vi­o­lence. Com­mer­cial hub of Lal Chowk and ad­join­ing ar­eas were sealed off by plac­ing con­certina wires at all entry points where large num­ber of se­cu­ri­ty­men were de­ployed. Curbs have been in sev­eral parts as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure, of­fi­cials said. P8

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