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Curfew lifted from Kashmir valley, clashes begin

After security forces were removed from Nowhatta area of Srinagar, youths took to roads

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Publish Date: Aug 31 2016 12:29PM | Updated Date: Aug 31 2016 12:29PM

Curfew lifted from Kashmir valley, clashes begin

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Authorities have lifted curfew from Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, while clashes erupted at some places between stone pelters and security forces.

 
"Curfew has been lifted from the entire valley. Restrictions preventing assembly of five or more persons under section 144 CrPc will remain in force," a police official said in Srinagar.
 
After the security forces were removed from Nowhatta area of Srinagar in the morning, youths took to the roads.
 
Security forces were rushed back to quell the protests after which the protesters started pelting stones at them.
 
Similar type of clashes was seen in Tengpora area and Sopore town.
 
People were seen buying milk, vegetables, bread and other essentials in the state capital.
 
Main markets, public transport and educational institutions remained closed for 54th successive day.
 
Separatists have called for protest shutdown till Thursday. Not less than 71 people were killed and over 11,000 injured in the ongoing violence that started in Kashmir valley on July 9, a day after the killing of militant Burhan Wani.