Posted On August 20, 2016 By In Nation And 848 Views

Normal life hit for 43rd day in Kashmir; Curfew continues

SRINAGAR: Curfew remained in force in Srinagar district and two south Kashmir towns even as normal life in the valley was paralysed for the 43rd day on Saturday due to unrest in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8.

“Curfew is in force in entire Srinagar district, Anantnag town and Pampore town as a precautionary measure, ” a police official said.

The official said restrictions on the movement of the people were in force in rest of the valley.

The separatist camp has called for an “Azadi march” to district headquarters today as part of their protest schedule.

Normal life remained paralysed for the 43rd consecutive day due to curfew, restrictions and separatist-sponsored strike following Wani’s killing in an encounter with security forces. Schools, colleges and private offices remained closed while public transport remained off roads. The attendance in government offices was thin.

Mobile internet and telephony services also remained suspended. The separatist camp, headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, has extended the agitation till August 25.


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