Curfew mostly lifted in Kashmir, but strike shuts down daily routine

Curfew was on Saturday lifted from Kashmir barring parts of Srinagar city, Anantnag and Pampore towns but life was affected by the strike called by separatists.

By TT Bureau in Srinagar
  • Published 30.07.16
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Srinagar, July 30 (PTI): Curfew was on Saturday lifted from Kashmir barring parts of Srinagar city, Anantnag and Pampore towns but life was affected by the strike called by separatists.

Curfew was lifted from most parts of the Valley but restrictions on assembly of four or more people continued in entire Kashmir, a police official said.

"Curfew is in place only in five police station areas of Srinagar city  Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal and Maharajgunj, — Anantnag town and Pampore town," he said.

On Friday, the authorities had imposed curfew and restrictions across Kashmir to thwart a call by the separatist camp for a march to historic Jamia Masjid.

More than 100 persons including 46 security personnel were injured in the clashes reported from at least 70 places across the Valley.

Protests broke out across Kashmir Valley on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces.

Mobile internet services continued to be blocked in the entire Valley, but postpaid mobile telephony services have been restored across all networks.

The incoming facility on prepaid connections has also been restored, but the outgoing calls are barred on such numbers.

Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed elsewhere in the Valley for the 22nd consecutive day on Saturday in view of the strike call given by the separatist camp.

Schools, colleges and business establishments remained closed, while public transport remained off the roads.

Attendance in government offices was very thin, the official said.

The separatist camp has extended the shutdown call in Kashmir till July 31.

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