Kashmir remains shut for 77th day


Srinagar, Sep 23, 2016: Normal life in Valley continues to be paralysed for the 77th consecutive day on Friday as authorities imposed restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar to prevent a separatist-called protest march.

A senior police personnel said: “Restrictions have been placed in 3 police station areas in Srinagar, parts of Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam.”

So far, the present unrest began on July 9, clashes have sparked off in different parts of the Kashmir Valley after the afternoon congregational prayers on Friday.

In order to avoid strikes, authorities are putting accessible areas under restrictions to prevent clans.

Although tensions continues across the Valley, the situation has shown some signs of improvement during the last 4-5 days.

There has been more pedestrian and vehicular movement despite the separatist appeals to people not to come out of their homes except during emergencies.

Due to the officially imposed restrictions and protest shutdown called by the separatists, all educational institutions, main markets, public transport and other businesses have remained suspended.

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.

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Wefornews Bureau

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