Kashmir remains shut for 76th day now

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Srinagar, Sep 22, 2016: For the 76th consecutive day on Thursday life in Kashmir Valley remain paralysed as authorities imposed restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar to thwart a separatist-called protest march.

A senior police personnel said: “Restrictions and deployments of police and paramilitary forces were also made in some other parts of the Valley today (Thursday).”

In their latest protest calendar, The separatists have protracted the protest shutdown till September 29.

Early today, One terrorist killed in an on-going encounter between security personnel and militants in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Read More: Militant killed in on-going J&K’s Bandipora encounter

The state government has not been able to open educational institutions in the Valley although the opening of schools and colleges remains the apical priority of the ruling PDP-BJP coalition.

So far, 86 civilians and three police personnel have been killed in the present clashes that erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani here on July 8.

Over 11,500 people have been wounded during this period.

Meanwhile, Reacting to Pakistan at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), India today lashed out at its rival country by saying the “glorification” of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani showed Islamabad’s “attachment to terrorism”.

Read More: Sharif calls Burhan ‘young leader’ at UNGA, India hits back

Wefornews Bureau

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