Kashmir remains paralyzed for 88th day

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Srinagar, Oct 4, 2016: For the 88th consecutive day on Tuesday the Kashmir remained shut and normal life remained paralyzed as authorities made heavy deployments of security officials here and other areas.

Officials said sufficient deployments of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police were made here as well as all district headquarters to maintain peace.

Separatists had called for protests by women across the valley on Tuesday.

Separatists had been issuing weekly protest calendars calling for shutdowns, rallies and marches since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in a gunbattle with the security forces.

Schools, colleges, and universities remain closed in the valley for the last 88 days.

Security was beefed up for Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister, Naeem Akhtar, who was warned by the LeT outfit to refrain from opening the educational institutions after he tried to do so.

So far, around 90 people have died and over 12,000 wounded during the ongoing unrest in the valley.

However, In the last one week, the intensity of violence during protests decreased.

Wefornews Bureau

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