Normal life in Kashmir remains paralysed for 78th day

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Srinagar, Sep 24, 2016: For the 78th consecutive day, Kashmir Valley remained shut as authorities deployed security forces in Srinagar city and some other places to maintain law and order on Saturday.

A Senior police personnel, however, said that there will be no curfew anywhere in the Kashmir Valley.

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 injured during this period.

A 22-year old youth identified as Waseem Lone of Baramulla district died during a firing on Friday.

While police said Waseem died when youths resorted to stone pelting at army vehicles passing through the area, locals have alleged he was shot without any provocation while working in the paddy fields.

Some vehicular movement was seen in Srinagar and other major cities and towns of the Valley although public transport continued to remain off the roads.

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.

Wefornews Bureau

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