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Curfew reimposed in many parts of Kashmir n Friday

Normal life remained paralysed in the Valley for the 56th day

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 2 2016 2:54PM | Updated Date: Sep 2 2016 2:54PM

Curfew reimposed in many parts of Kashmir n Friday

Curfew was on Friday re-imposed in many parts of Kashmir including Srinagar as a precautionary measure ahead of Friday prayer congregations. The normal life still remained paralysed in the Valley for the 56th day.

 

"Curfew has been imposed in entire Srinagar district and some other towns of the Valley as a precautionary measure," a police official said. Other towns where curfew was imposed included, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Baramulla and Pattan.

 

"Restrictions on assembly of people have been imposed in rest of the Valley due to apprehensions of violence after Friday prayers," the official said. Curfew was lifted in most parts of Kashmir from Monday and it was completely withdrawn two days ago.

 

The Valley has been hit by violent protests following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. Normal life remained affected after that. Separatist also sponsored strike in educational institutions and private offices. Public transport continued to be off the roads.

 

The separatists have extended the shutdown programme till September 8 and have asked people to occupy the Srinagar Airport road on September 3 and 4, when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to lead an all-party delegation to the Valley.