11th day: Curfew, shutdown still on in Kashmir Valley


For the 11th consecutive day, officially imposed curfew and a shutdown called by the separatist leaders debilitate normal life in Kashmir Valley on Valley.

It is a first day without any civilian casualty since the clashes engulfed the Valley on July 9, following the killing of Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani in a gunfight with the security forces on July 8, officials told media.

Over a week long cycle of violence has left 40 protesters and two police personnel dead in Kashmir.

Authorities have confirmed that newspaper owners were asked not to publish newspapers till July 19.

However, Cable television services have been resumed after service providers took off all Pakistan TV channels and two private Indian channels.

All mobile phone services including Internet and call facilities have been snapped across the Valley.

Limited call facility continued on post-paid cell phones provided by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

Closure of the strategic Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for over a week has caused shortage of essential items in the Valley.

All supplies of essentials of life are routed into the landlocked Valley through this highway.

Train services between Baramulla town in the Valley and Bannihal town in the Jammu region also remained suspended for the 11th day on Monday.

Separatist leaders continue to remain under house arrest and preventive detention in summer capital Srinagar.

The centre has rushed another 20 companies of paramilitary forces to assist the state government in maintaining law and order in the trouble-torn Valley.

Wefornews Bureau

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