Security heightened in Kashmir to prevent separatist march

Kashmir Unrest

Srinagar, Feb 15, 2017: Following the killing of civilians in Kulgam, authorities on Wednesday deployed heavy security forces here and other parts of the Kashmir Valley to prevent a separatist-called protest march.

According to police, no restrictions were imposed across the Valley.

On February 13, separatists have called for a complete shutdown in Kashmir Valley.

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A senior police official said: “We have made adequate deployment of security forces here and in south Kashmir areas to maintain law and order in the valley.”

At least 17 persons, including nine militants, six soldiers and two civilians, were killed since Monday in three different gunfights in the valley.

Meanwhile, public and private transports, shops and other business establishments functioned normally here.

Life in south Kashmir districts of Kulgam, Anantnag and Shopian was adversely affected because of the tension following the separatist call to march.

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 Wefornews Bureau

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