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Kashmir continues to boil on 50th day of turmoil

Shops, education institutes, transport and other businesses have not opened in last several weeks

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Publish Date: Aug 27 2016 2:20PM | Updated Date: Aug 27 2016 2:20PM

Kashmir continues to boil on 50th day of turmoil

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Restrictions and curfew continued for the 50th day across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday with no sign of calmness in shutdown called by separatists as the death increased to 71 after the body of a man, allegedly chased by security forces during a protest a day ago, was fished out from Jhelum river.

 
Shops, education institutes, transport and other businesses have not opened in last several weeks.
 
Some markets have been functioning in Srinagar and other cities and towns for a few hours.
 
More than 11,000 persons, which included 7,000 civilians and 4,000 security personnel, have been injured in the unrest the Kashmir Valley.
 
The government blames separatist leaders for encouraging youth to protest and attack security forces and their camps with stones.
 
On Saturday morning, suspected terrorists killed a police constable in a south Kashmir village on when he was leaving for duty.
 
He was leaving for District Police Lines in Pulwama when unidentified gunmen shot him dead.