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Curfew, shutdown continues in Kashmir

Death toll has increased to 67 in the violence that started in the valley on July 9

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Publish Date: Aug 19 2016 1:44PM | Updated Date: Aug 19 2016 1:44PM

Curfew, shutdown continues in Kashmir

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The state government continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir on Friday as the separatists extended  protest shutdown till August 25.

 
"Curfew shall continue in Anantnag, Magam town and parts of Srinagar city while restrictions shall remain in force at other places," a senior police official said in Srinagar.
 
Police has lodged an FIR under section 302 of criminal procedure code (C rPc)against army personnel for the alleged murder of a teacher, Shabir Ahmad Mongu of Khrew area in Pulwama district.
 
Family and villagers said that army personnel ruthlessly beat the teacher to death as they ransacked homes in the area on Thursday.
 
The death toll has increased to 67 in the violence that started in the valley on July 9 after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed.
 
In the meantime,  Baseer Khan, Kashmir divisional commissioner has scorched rumours that oil companies have stopped supplies of fuels to the Valley.